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 a space heater in one apartment that was not being powered properly. Heavy fire had broken through the roof of the building by the time the first department crews arrived on scene.
All occupants of the building were able to escape safely. Multiple units of the building did suffer significant damages.