2-Alarm Fire Rips Through Vacant Apartment Buildings

On the early morning of Monday October 18, 2021 CRFD crews responded to a 2-Alarm fire on the 1900 block of Barnwell Street in Columbia.

1st Shift crews were dispatched to the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. and arrived to find a two-story apartment building that was heavily involved with fire.

The fire was also spreading to the home next door and this prompted crews to call for a 2nd Alarm. The bulk of the fire in the first building was in the front side and the flames were extending over the roof line and into the attic space. Both properties were vacant and had no occupants.

The fire was ultimately put out and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the CRFD Fire Marshal’s Office.