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CFD rescues one from 2-Alarm fire at hotel

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An early afternoon 2-alarm fire on May 21, 2019 had Columbia Richland Fire crews racing to a hotel near Two Notch Road and I-20. The 3-floor La Qunita Inn had heavy fire on the rear side of the building by the time firefighters got on scene. Early arriving crews quickly got water on the flames. […]

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2 Alarm Arson Fire Damages Homes on Greene Street

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A fire that authorities believe was intentionally set left two homes on Greene Street in Columbia badly damaged on May 14, 2019. CFD crews responded to the homes on the 1700 block of Greene Street just before 6:30 a.m. Heavy fire was found to be coming through the roof of one of the homes and […]

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CFD christens New Engine 9 with Community Push In

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The latest firetruck to join the CFD fleet was officially ushered into service on Thursday May 9, 2019. Leaders with the City of Columbia, Richland County and area neighborhoods joined department staff pushing the NEW Engine 9 into its fire station home on Devine Street. Lights on the new engine were illuminated as the truck […]

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2-alarm fire leaves historic Babcock Building damaged

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More than 50 firefighters with Columbia Richland Fire helped preserve a piece of Columbia’s history on the evening of December 13, 2018. At around 5:30 p.m. fire broke out on an upper floor of the Babcock Building off of Calhoun Street. The building, which used to be part of the South Carolina State Hospital, has […]

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CFD celebrates staff promotions and appointments at December ceremony

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Columbia Richland Fire would wind down 2018 by officially recognizing more than 40 members of the department for their career accomplishments. Department leaders hosted a recognition ceremony on December 10, 2018 to congratulate staff who were promoted or appointed to new positions. That included many employees who earned higher ranks working in fire suppression. Several […]