Close to 40 people displaced after fire rips through Harbison apartment building

A 2-alarm fire left an apartment building off of Harbison Boulevard badly damaged on the night of April 6, 2019. Thankfully there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

CFD crews responded to Harbison Gardens along Columbiana Drive shortly after 8:30 p.m. After arriving on scene responders would call for a second alarm.

About 18 people were inside the building at the time of the fire. All were able to escape safely.

In all close to 50 firefighters were involved in fighting the fire. The Irmo Fire District also provided support. An investigation by the CFD Fire Marshal’s Office later determined that the fire was caused by unattended cooking.

At last report the Red Cross was assisting 11 adults and 19 children who were left displaced by the incident. Estimates are about 38 people lived in the building.