A woman is lucky to suffer only minor injuries after a fire started inside her Columbia home about 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday.
A passerby noticed smoke and called 911 before helping the woman escape the smoke and flames in the 900 block of Park Avenue.
The woman was taken to a local hospital with smoke inhalation.
Firefighters had the fire under control in less than 5 minutes since the home was just a block away from Columbia Fire Station One.
Fire investigators have not determined the cause of the fire or the amount of damage.