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2-Alarm Fire Tears Through Garners Ferry Apartment Complex

Columbia-Richland firefighters did an excellent job stopping a 2-Alarm fire that broke out at an apartment building in Richland County on Sunday, July 11.

Crews responded to the Austin Wood Apartments off of Garners Ferry Road shortly before 5 p.m. Minutes after arriving on scene firefighters would call for a 2nd Alarm as flames were quickly spreading through one of the 3-story apartment buildings on the property.

All occupants made it out of the building safely and there were no injuries. Several units however suffered extensive fire damages.

The fire was eventually contained and extinguished. The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating what caused it.