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Fire destroys Columbia home

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A family is without a home this morning after a late night fire destroyed their house on Berry Ridge Circle.

Four people, including one child made it out safely and are being helped by the Red Cross.

Neighbor Jerry Bowers captured some of the fire on his cell phone and says that the flames were so intense, he could feel them from his house.

"I was in my room watching a movie and then I heard a bunch a screaming and I looked out the window and I saw people running outside," said Bowers who has known the family for 18 years. "Then it started getting hot in my room... then I saw a whole bunch of smoke rising."  

Officials are still investigating but said they think a car in the garage sparked the fire.

The home was deemed a total loss.

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