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UPDATE: Ashland home destroyed in fire, cause unknown

Firefighters battling house fire in...

ASHLAND, Mo. - UPDATE (12/31): Roger Jaeger with the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District said an official cause to what started Saturday night's fire still hasn't been determined.

He said firefighters believe the was started after an issue with a burning fire in the fireplace.

The Columbia Fire Marshal is investigating.

UPDATE: Columbia fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Ashland Saturday night.

A firefighter with the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District said the fire started on the left side of the home and spread to the attic. Officials said one person was inside the home at the time of the fire, but was able to get out safe after being alerted by a neighbor.

ORIGINAL: Right now, firefighters are working to put out a house fire in Ashland.

The Southern Boone County Fire Protection District was called to the home in the 300 block of Amanda Drive around 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

ABC 17 News has a crew on scene working to get more information. Live report at 10 on KMIZ.


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