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Columbia house fire displaces seven

A fire ripped through a Columbia home Tuesday night, displacing seven people.

Howard County firefighters responded to the fire in the 7400 block of Sandalfoot Way around 9 p.m. and extinguished the blaze in a little over an hour, according to fire department spokeswoman Denise Weist.

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No injuries were reported.

Seven people were home at the time, but all escaped the house, Weist said.

They declined Red Cross assistance and are staying with friends and family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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