COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fire officials say no one was injured but multiple people have been forced out of their homes following a Saturday afternoon apartment fire in Columbia.
Officials with Columbia-Richland Fire said that first-shift crews were called to apartments on Howell Court in the Booker Washington Heights community. around 4 p.m.
Photos from the scene show heavy smoke erupting from the roof and attic spaces of one building. In all, department officials said 4 units were impacted with one of them being vacant.
Six people in total were displaced. The department added that the American Red Cross is assisting those who are currently without a home or are otherwise impacted by the fire.
At this point, the cause if the fire is still under investigation.