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How to Safely Create A Fire Pit for Your Home

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The summer season may make a fire pit sound ideal for your property, but before you set to work on one here is some important information to keep handy:   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON FIRE PITS What type of bricks should I use? Kiln Bricks, also referred to as Fire Bricks or Refractory Bricks, are made from ceramic […]

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Parades Bring Hope & Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Throughout the month of April 2020 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department took part in several parades to thank essential workers who continued to serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, CRFD firetrucks processed in one parade from Columbia City Hall to the city’s 9-1-1 Department on Friday April 17, 2020. […]

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2-Alarm Fire Burns 3 Homes in Richland County

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Three homes on Fountain Lake Road were left damaged after a 2-Alarm fire broke out in the early morning hours of April 11.  The fire started in one of the homes before 2:30 a.m. Flames then quickly spread to two neighboring properties. Two of the three homes were left so badly damaged that they are […]

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Fire Damages Old Chemical Facility

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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 […]

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ATF Offers Reward for Information Connected to 2-Alarm Church Fire

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Federal officials are currently offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information related to a church fire that happened in Columbia on March 19, 2020. Columbia-Richland fire crews responded to the Whaley Street United Methodist Church just before midnight. When firefighters arrived on scene they found fire coming from several windows of the […]