On the morning of November 24, 2020 a massive fire ripped through the former site of Graham-Sleepmaster Mattress Manufacturer on Ellerbe Street in Columbia. By the time CRFD firefighters arrived on scene there were flames coming through the roof of the building, which prompted personnel to call for a 2nd Alarm.
No one was found inside the building and there were no injuries. The building was most recently being used as a furniture storage building for an area thrift store. Several sleeper sofas were among the items inside.
The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what caused the fire.