Fire forces family of 7 out of home

Fire forces family of 7 out of home

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Fire forced a family of seven from a Columbia home early Wednesday.

Several fire units responded to a report of fire coming through the roof of the house in the 3500 block of Covenant Road near Beltline Boulevard just after 1 a.m.

Investigators say there were three adults, two teens and two children in the home at the time of the fire. They say it was the younger children who alerted the family to smoke inside the house.

Everyone made it out safely.

A few hours after the fire, the Columbia Fire Department sent this tweet regarding its cause:

Damage is estimated at $41,000. The American Red Cross is providing the family with assistance.

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