Fire at Columbia Business

A fire closed the west bound lanes of Business Loop 70 East yesterday afternoon.

Columbia Fire Department responded to Ashland Auto Sales around 5:45. The lanes were closed near 7th street.

The fire was located in the attic space of the building, and the blaze was under control within 30 minutes.

Investigation revealed the cause of the fire was electrical in nature, and the damage is estimated at around 200 thousand dollars.

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