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      Woman escapes from house fire

      A passerby noticed smoke and called 911 before helping a woman escape the smoke and flames in the 900 block of Park Avenue.

      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.

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