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Lightning Strikes Likely Ignited Fatal Fire At Koppeis Home Ruptured Gas Line Fueled The Inferno

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The early-morning glow of the burning Koppeis mansion on the north end of Columbia could be seen all the way to Waterloo.
The early-morning glow of the burning Koppeis mansion on the north end of Columbia could be seen all the way to Waterloo.

The rural Columbia home of Joe and Patty Koppeis was destroyed in an early morning fire on April 18. Patty’s mother, Carol Saylor, 86, died from smoke inhalation after being trapped inside. She was the only person home at the time of the fire as Joe and Patty were on a family vacation. Two dogs …

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