Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Richland County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that started around 12:30am Sunday morning on Lakeshore Drive.
Officials say that when units arrived on scene the two story house was engulfed in a blaze.
Firefighters worked throughout the night and into Sunday afternoon to fan out the flames.
Columbia Fire officials say the home owner was not home when the fire started. Damages are estimated at 400,000 dollars.