Midlands Apartment Fire Displaces 17

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By Crysty Vaughan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a massive fire at a Columbia apartment complex.

The American Red Cross is assisting 17 people who were affected by the incident.

It happened around 5:15pm Friday afternoon at Hunters Way apartments.

The Columbia Fire Department says a building was engulfed with flames and smoke when they arrived at the scene.

The video at the top of this story was submitted to ABC Columbia News by a viewer who was in the area when the fire was taking place.

Crews were forced to shut down a portion of Percival Road as they battled the fire.

It affected a total of eight units.

No injuries were reported.

Damages are estimated at $300,000.

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