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Columbia City and Columbia Township firemen responded to a house fire at 1090 S. CR 50 E. late Tuesday night. The blaze was spotted at approximately 10:30 p.m., and was under control in less than an hour. The four occupants, including home-owner Jameson Barnes, of the house escaped uninjured, but three pets were killed. Above, Columbia Township firemen look for fire in the ceiling of the homeâ€™s front porch. Columbia Township Fire Chief Jim Bohnstedt said the cause has not been determined. Bohnstedt said the house sustained at least $30,000 damage, and is most likely not a total loss.