16 displaced after fire rips through three homes in Northeast Columbia
On Tuesday, the Columbia Fire Department battled a fire in Northeast Columbia where five homes were impacted in the Founders Ridge Court neighborhood.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — On Tuesday, the Columbia Fire Department battled a fire in Northeast Columbia where five homes were impacted in the Founders Ridge Court neighborhood.
According to Chief Jenkins, they received a call just before 7 p.m. He says the fire started at one home and quickly spread to the other homes. One of the five homes impacted had damages due to heat.
Jenkins says in addition the three homes are a complete loss and three others are suffering with heat damage.
Officials say the fire is believed to have begun with the middle home and sparked to the others. The fire department says 16 people, 13 adults and 3 children, were displaced due to Friday evening’s fire.
The Red Cross of South Carolina is aware and did respond to the scene, offering assistance to the families displaced. Assistance for some families was not needed, but anyone needing help is asked to call 803-540-1215.
Fire marshals with Richland Co. are currently investigating.
— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) July 31, 2019
#BREAKING Three houses are completely destroyed after a fire in the Founders Ridge neighborhood in Northeast columbia. @ColaFire is working to put out the hotspots. @abc_columbia pic.twitter.com/RsKsp74fhV
— Alexis Frazier (@AlexisFrazierTV) July 30, 2019