Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Officials are investigating after a fire heavily damaged a home near Fort Jackson Tuesday morning.
According to Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, crews responded to 6 Foot Point Drive shortly after 5:30 a.m. to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof of the house. Jenkins stated a firefighter suffered an injury not directly related to the fire and that another person was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Neighbor Warren Mauterer told News19 a family of two adults and three children were living in the home. Mauterer also said the husband had to pull his wife from the house and that she was the individual taken to the hospital for treatment.
As of 7 a.m., the fire was under control. Officials are currently investigating the cause and have yet to determine an official damage estimate, though Chief Jenkins said it may be several hundred thousand dollars.
We'll have more details on-air and on wltx.com as they become available.