COLUMBIA, S.C. — A fire caused heavy damage to a set of storage units in Columbia Monday afternoon.

The fires happened at the Lake Storage units in the 7400 block of Garners Ferry Road around 1 p.m.

Thick white smoke could be seen coming from the area before firefighters fully put the blaze out. Inside the units were the charred remains of people's belongings.

According to the Columbia Fire Department, about 16 units were damaged by fire and water, costing around $50,000. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.