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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Fire Department didnâ€™t have far to travel Wednesday afternoon to respond to a fire at 113 East Market Street in Columbia City, just a block and a half east of the fire station.
There was minimal damage and it was contained rather quickly with just damage to an exterior wall and no one was hurt,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue this morning.
LaRue said the fireâ€™s origin was electrical and was extinguished by removing some siding and cellulose insulation on a porch of the house.
The call was received at county dispatch at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with the caller describing smelling smoke and noticing what looked like the siding of the house melting.
No other firefighting units were called in to assist, according to LaRue.