Columbia Fire Department

12 Apartments Damaged in Sunday Fire

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Fire officials are investigating an apartment fire, Sunday, that left 8 families without a home. The fire broke out at the Briargate Apartments on Old Manor Road Sunday morning. Crews from Columbia Fire Department and Irmo fire worked together to knock out the blaze. Officials say no one was injured during the fire, however, 12 apartments are damaged….

Columbia Fire On Scene of Cut Natural Gas Line off Harbison Blvd.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Monday afternoon Columbia Fire officials responded to a cut natural gas line at Harbison Blvd & Bower Pkwy. Fire officials closed the intersection at the 150-250 Harbison Blvd and 1000 block of Bower Pkwy closed, say officials. Columbia Police are on scene to direct traffic and SCE&G dig crews are on scene for the cut line, say fire…

Columbia Fire Receives Grant for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A big boost this week for Columbia Fire safety… The Columbia Fire Department received a grant that will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins. The grant allowed the department to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms. It’s a life saving purchase say officials. The grant, for over 7 thousand dollars….was from the…

Fire Marshal Investigating Fire on Broad River Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Richland County Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that closed down parts of Broad River Road Sunday. Columbia Fire officials say the single story structure caught fire around 4:30 Courtesy Columbia Fire Dept. pm Sunday afternoon in the 3500 Block of Broad River Road. There were no injuries, say fire officials. The cause of the fire is…

Fire Prevention Parade Set for Downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Columbia Fire Department will host its 20th annual Fire Prevention Parade this week. Thursday’s parade will start at 11 on Main and Laurel Streets and end at Main and Gervais Street. Fire departments from around the state will be in the parade to show some of their resources in their effort to protect and save lives. The…

Ready the Ladder: Fire Trucks Donated to Midlands Schools

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The Columbia Fire Department has a unique plan to recruit future fire fighters. On Wednesday, the department donated three fire trucks to Richland School District One and Two and Lexington Richland Five. The trucks will be used in fire-fighting training programs at high schools in those districts. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says the trucks will give students real-world…

Coroner Identifies Man Who Drowned in Saluda River

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Richland County Coroner has released the identity of the person who died as a result of drowning in the river behind Riverbanks Zoo. Coroner Gary Watts says, Deslin Lamar Mitchell, 27, went missing on Friday at 6:00 p.m.  An autopsy indicated the cause of death was due to drowning. How Mitchell ended up in the river is not clear…

Fire Station Reopens After Facebook Posts Prompt Closing

ABC Columbia/Rich Wandover COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A fire station has reopened in South Carolina’s capital, days after its then-captain posted on Facebook he would run over protesters if they still blocked traffic when his shift ended. Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis says the station reopened Wednesday night after firefighters said they felt safe going back. Fire Chief Aubrey…

WATCH: Columbia Fire Dept. Employee Fired

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins released the following statement concerning the termination of a member of the Columbia Fire Department: “The Columbia Fire Department has always had a positive reputation of providing professional standard of public service to its citizens, communities and visitors. We are honored and proud to live and participate in the communities we…