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Fire Damages Old Chemical Facility

Columbia-Richland fire crews responded to a massive fire that spread to several buildings of a vacated commercial property off of South Beltline Boulevard on Thursday April 9, 2020.

The property near Shop Road used to be home to the Cardinal Chemical Company. No one was found at the property when firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 3:30 p.m. on April 9.

Heavy fire was found in one of the buildings on the property and then it quickly spread to other sections. Firefighters were able to attack the fire from above using several ladder trucks. Crews were later able to get the fire completely under control once several tanker trucks were able to access the scene.

About 40 CRFD personnel responded to the scene. The Fort Jackson Fire Department also provided support.

No injuries were reported.