Smoking materials to blame for Columbia fire

House on Wayside Drive suffers minor damage

POSTED: 11:32 PM CDT Jul 07, 2013    UPDATED: 07:35 PM CDT Jul 08, 2013 

Fire investigators said Sunday smoking materials were to blame for a minor house fire in Columbia.

Crews responded to calls of smoke coming from the back of 3717 Wayside Drive around 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

According to a fire crews at the scene, the fire was under control in about five minutes. Investigators said the home sustained about $10,000 in damage.

An electric meter was damaged in the fire and Columbia Water & Light responded to evaluate it.