Fatal House Fire
Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins stated that crews from the Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire shortly before midnight last night (7/5/17) at 1300 block of Lyon Street. As units approached, heavy smoke was visible from the front of the residence. As crews forced entry into the home a patient was located and taken outside to Richland County EMS for care. The patient was transported to an area hospital, but later died.
Richland County Coroner’s Office is investigating the cause of death and will release those findings along with the victim’s name later.
The cause of fire is currently under investigation by the Columbia Fire Investigators with assistance from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Damage to the residence is significant.