Sixteen people were left displaced by a massive 2-alarm fire that ripped through several homes on Founders Lake Court on July 30, 2019.
About 50 responders with Columbia Richland Fire were called out to the scene. The first crews to arrive found heavy fire in three homes. Two adjacent properties were also damaged due to the extreme heat.
Not long after arriving on scene firefighters called for a second alarm which brought more support.
One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion and a resident of one of the homes was treated and transported by EMS as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.
The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office later determined that the fire originated behind one of the homes that was destoryed in the area of the air conditioning unit. An exact source of ignition has not been determined and no foul play in the incident is suspected.
The SC Red Cross was called in to assist the many residents who were left displaced by the fire.