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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Thursday morningfire has destroyed a duplex in Northeast Richland County.

The blaze began just before 11 a.m.in the 8000 block ofBrookfield Road.

Columbia firefighters say no one was hurt.

A total of three people lost their home because of the fire. Fire officials say improperly discarded fireplace ashes led to the blaze.

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