Columbia Fire Department

Richland Co. Fire Marshal rules fire at Briargate Condominium accidental

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia Fire officials say a fire at the Briargate Condominiums is ruled accidental. According to officials, The Fire Marshal’s office determined the fire started in space above an interior electrical room, which supplied power to the building. The exact source of ignition will go undetermined, say investigators. The fire has been ruled an accidental fire. The Columbia…

21 people displaced after early morning fire at Briargate Condominiums

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a 2-Alarm apartment fire at Briargate Condominiums Monday morning.

(ABC Columbia/Michael Lee) Firefighters on scene for Briargate Condos fire. Columbia, SC.. (WOLO)– The Columbia Fire Department responded to a 2-Alarm apartment fire at Briargate Condominiums Monday morning. It happened at about 7 a.m. at the complex on Menlo Drive. “When they pulled out of the station, it was already heavy fire and smoke coming through the roof of the…

Columbia resident, firefighters recognized for life-saving achievement

Patrick Roche and four Columbia firefighters were honored for saving Lawrence Terry's life

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins recognized four firefighters and a Richland County man for their quick action in saving a man’s life. Lawrence Terry, 34, says of all people, he never thought he would become a victim of cardiac arrest.   “I don’t smoke, I don’t drink. I don’t do anything, I’m healthy. I’m the track coach…

Columbia Fire Marshall: Unattended pot cause of Two Alarm Apartment Fire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Columbia Fire Department says the Fire Marshall’s office has determined that the fire at Harbison Gardens apartments was caused by unattended cooking. Nearly 40 people are displaced after the blaze tore through the building Saturday. Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says an unattended pot was left on a stove. According to fire officials , they…

Red Cross assists Fire Victims from weekend blaze

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Red Cross is helping displaced residents this Monday, after a fire destroyed a home over the weekend. According to the Columbia Fire Department, the fire started around 11:30 am on Booth Street. Investigators say a converted apartment, attached to a home, suffered heavy damage after fire ripped through it and a storage area. No injuries were reported….

Columbia Fire Department swears in new members

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Thursday the newest members of the Columbia Fire Department were sworn into one of the most courageous fields. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins presented more than a dozen recruits with the ceremonial coin and pinned badges onto the members of the 2018-02 Columbia Fire recruiting class. Chief Jenkins says not only does the 18 weeks of training prior…