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2-Alarm Fire Displaces 30 People at Alcott Drive Apartment Complex

More than two dozen tenants at a Columbia-area apartment complex were left without a place to stay after a 2-Alarm fire ripped through their building on the afternoon of January 29, 2021. An investigation by CRFD’s fire marshals office later determined that the massive fire at Willow Run Apartments on Alcott Drive was caused by […]

CRFD Selected for National Pilot Program Focused on Community Risk Reduction

Recently the Columbia-Richland Fire Department became one of only 250 fire-service agencies in the U.S. that will take part in a new nationwide pilot program to map areas of risk in our communities. In the coming weeks a new software will be coming online at the department that will help keep track of and chart […]

Firefighters Respond to House Fire Caused by Plane Crash

The crash of a small aircraft in the Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia on January 13, 2021 caused one home there to catch fire. CRFD crews were dispatched to the scene on the 2900 block of Kennedy Street near S. Maple Street just after 10:30 a.m. While en route to the scene responders called for a […]

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