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Colder temps could bring greater risk for home heating fires

The possibility of chillier weather over the coming weeks and months will no doubt leave more people turning to their home heating systems to keep warm. Unfortunately, that move can lead to a higher chance of a major fire if those systems are not properly maintained. “This is a grim reality of the winter season,” […]

NOTICE: SCE&G to conduct emergency siren tests today Jan. 8th

Area residents who live in northern parts of Richland County and neighborhoods close to the I-20 and I-26 junction are likely to hear sirens on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The reason why is SCE&G is planning to conduct two separate tests of siren warning systems during the afternoon. The first test will begin at 12 […]

Volunteer Firefighters brighten holidays for Caughman Road school

Staff at CFD Station 30 definitely demonstrated the spirit of giving in December by making a huge donation to help students in need at a Richland County school.  On December 21, 2018 Engine 30 arrived at Caughman Road Elementary School. Firefighters at the station unloaded a truckload of water, snacks and small holiday gifts. All […]

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The two victims were found deceased in separate apartments during welfare checks. Gas utilities have been shut off to the building while the investigation continues. @RichlandSC coroner’s office is investigating cause of both deaths. @ColaFire

RIGHT NOW: @ColaFire Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins & @ColumbiaPDSC Police Chief Skip Holbrook giving update on situation at Allen Benedict Court. 2 people were found dead inside an apartment building here this morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨: Gervais Street Bridge & Blossom Street Bridge have both reopened to traffic.

@SCDNR & SLED are continuing search for reported jumper in the Congaree River.

Helicopter is providing support with aerial search of the river.

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