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Tropical Storm Sally Likely to Bring Heavy Rains to Midlands

On Wednesday September 16, 2020 the National Weather Service in Columbia began issuing advisories for the Central Midlands ahead of Tropical Storm Sally. Remnants of the storm are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to our service area on Thursday September 17 and into Friday September 18. A flash flood watch is currently in […]

3-Alarm Fire Rips Through Historic Babcock Building on Bull Street Site

For the first time in several years Columbia-Richland firefighters faced a 3-Alarm fire when flames overtook and consumed much of the historic Babcock Building on Saturday morning, September 12, 2020. The building, which sits on the Bull Street development in Columbia, was originally erected in the 1800s and for years was a part of the […]

Isaias Expected to Bring Heavy Rainfall and High Winds to Parts of Midlands August 3 & 4

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department wants to remind area residents to take caution on area roadways in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. The National Weather Service said on Monday that the storm could regain hurricane strength before it reaches the northeastern coast of South Carolina. In the Midlands locally heavy rain and strong winds are […]

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A BIG congratulations 🎉 to Battalion Chief Charlie Spears who retired from @ColaFire this week after 30 years of service to @CityofColumbia & @RichlandSC ! We salute you sir and thank you for your commitment to keeping our citizens safe.


Our #1stShift crews in Battalion 3 responded to Broken Arrow Ct in Blythewood this afternoon after fire broke out in a home after 4 p.m. the fire spread through the attic & tore through the roof. All occupants made it out safely.

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