West Columbia home damaged in fire - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia home damaged in fire

(Source: Michael Pickens) (Source: Michael Pickens)

A West Columbia home is a complete loss after going up in flames this afternoon.

Firefighters got the call around 1 p.m. after a house caught fire on Holly Ridge Lane.

West Columbia firefighters immediately called for backup when they saw the size of the fire.

The homeowner did get out safely, but there's not much left behind.

"You know, the first thing you think about of course is was anybody hurt or anything like that," said neighbor Richard Brinkley. "Then of course, you think about the memories, the property, and what all is in the home."

Firefighters are still working to figure out how the fire started.

But they do believe they know where in the house the fire started.

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