Condo building badly damaged by 2-alarm fire

Roughly 20 people were left displaced following two fires that broke out in the same building at Lexington Green Condominiums. One of the fires reached a 2-alarm status and destroyed several condos on the top floor of the building on the morning of Sunday, August 25, 2019.

All occupants were able to escape the building safely. The day before a kitchen fire left one unit of the building uninhabitable due to fire damages.

Columbia Richland Fire was assisted by the Irmo Fire District with putting out the 2-alarm fire. It originally was dispatched as a rekindled fire from the kitchen fire the day before. However the Richland County Fire Marshal’s is investigating to see if the two fires were in fact related.