Five Columbia firefighters were hospitalized after a home exploded Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened at a home on the 3000 block of Greenbriar Drive. Fire officials say the call came in at 1:45 p.m. The homeowners were outside cutting grass when they saw the fire inside the home near the garage. Firefighters responded and began fighting the fire when the home exploded. Officials say the house lifted off the ground and the roof caved in.
The firefighters were inside the home during the explosion and were transported to the hospital out of precaution. They were all treated and released from the hospital. There were no serious injuries.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire but do not suspect anything criminal or suspicious happened.