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Howard County fire crews control Columbia townhome fire in 15 minutes, eight adults displaced

Fire crews responded to the scene located at the 6100 block of Majors Lane  in Columbia at 4:50 p.m. Monday.
Fire crews responded to the scene located at the 6100 block of Majors Lane  in Columbia at 4:50 p.m. Monday. (Courtesy photo / Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services)

Howard County fire officials say eight adults have been displaced after a Columbia townhouse fire broke out late Monday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to the scene located at the 6100 block of Majors Lane in Columbia at 4:50 p.m. Upon arrival, the responders were able to control “the bulk of the fire” within 15 minutes, according to the department.

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The fire was located on the second floor of one townhome, extending into a neighboring house.

Howard County fire officials say crews rescued a man from a fire at a Columbia townhouse just before dawn Friday.

Residents were able to safety evacuate and were evaluated by paramedics on scene. No injuries were reported.

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The eight displaced adults from the two townhomes are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to a department spokesman.

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