Victim of fatal Columbia fire identified

The fire was reported in the 200 block of Ruby Lane at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2021.

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Columbia Police identify the victim of a fatal house fire.

George Grant, 66, was located inside a house in the 200 block of Ruby Lane, late Monday morning.

When crews arrived, smoke and flames were showing from a rear window where Grant’s body was found.  Police report that although the fire was confined to that one room, it caused significant damage.

A second person was inside the home, but was able to escape with minor injuries.

Investigators say at this time, no foul play is suspected.