February 4, 2010 9:54:00 AM
Columbus Fire Department officials determined fire from a cooking pot on a stove caused a fire Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Jimmy Richard.
According to CFD Rick Graves said two pumper trucks were sent to Richard''s home at 817 25th St. N. in Columbus.
"There was a pot on the stove that created smoke and a fire. Our firefighters were there for at least an hour to control the blaze. The structure is a one-story, wood frame home," he said.
Graves said Richard suffered no injuries.
According to television reports, a passing motorist stopped and came to the aid of Richard.
"There is no indication about that in our report," Graves said.
what commented at 2/5/2010 3:53:00 PM:
what??? no comments on how the fire dept is covering up what really happened? I mean everyone knows it was probably faulty wiring just like the fire in starkville. Everyone knows it was not the cigarette that started the fire there, just like this couldn't have been the cooking pot here. hmmmm...
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