Columbia, SC (WLTX)- According to Columbia Fire Department, a lightning strike seems to be the cause of a Columbia apartment fire Saturday afternoon.

CFD responded to Hunters Ridge Apartments just after 3pm Saturday.

Flames were visible, the fire was contained within one room of the apartment complex.

The apartment that caught fire was vacant, but many of the attached apartments are currently occupied, however no injuries were sustained.

Security measures were takin by the Columbia Fire Department to ensure occupant safety.

There is damage to the property but the exact estimate of that damage is not known at this time.