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2-Alarm Fire Rips Through Vacant Apartment Buildings

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On the early morning of Monday October 18, 2021 CRFD crews responded to a 2-Alarm fire on the 1900 block of Barnwell Street in Columbia. 1st Shift crews were dispatched to the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. and arrived to find a two-story apartment building that was heavily involved with fire. The fire was also […]

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Furniture Storage Building Badly Damaged by 2-Alarm Fire

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]