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CRFD & Columbia Police Investigating Series of House Fires

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department is working with the Columbia Police Department to investigate the causes of three fires that occurred in the Booker-Washington Heights neighborhood. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incidents. While investigators acknowledge that the fires all happened in close proximity to each other, they cannot say with certainty if the fires […]

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Electric surge causes explosion, fires off Westwood Avenue

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Multiple property and grass fires broke out after a grounded power line caused a massive electrical explosion off of Westwood Avenue in Columbia on the afternoon of September 26, 2019. The electrical issue caused a transformer on the road to blow. One home suffered extensive damage from fire after power backfed into it. A neighboring […]