Columbia Fire Department

Bull Street District officials release statement on Babcock Building Fire

Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire department COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Members of the BullStreet District are reacting to a 3 alarm fire Saturday that burned the historic Babcock Building. In a statement, Robert Hughes, President of Hughes Development Corporation, Master Developer, reacted to the fire. Statement:  “It is impossible to properly express our deep emotions as Columbia firefighters continue to…

Columbia Fire crews continue to battle blaze at historic Babcock Building

3 Alarm fire started around 6:30am Saturday

Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire department COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  Saturday, just before 2pm, Columbia Fire updated the scene, saying nearly 7 hours after arriving, crews are still actively working to put out a fire at the Babcock building. Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire Twitter Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire Twitter According to fire officials, the fire, off…

Columbia Fire crews battling 3 alarm fire at Babcock Building

Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire Twitter COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  Columbia Fire crews are battling a blaze at the Babcock Building, off Bull Street.  According to fire officials, the fire has reached 3 alarm status. They have at least 50 firefighters on scene.  Multiple crews are on scene. Babcock Building fire courtesy Columbia Fire department According to officials, the first…

Columbia Fire Dept. launches Decontamination System for Masks

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Columbia Fire Department, on Thursday, displayed a new Decontamination System for Protective Masks. The Department held a demonstration of a decontamination process for our ABC Columbia crews. They demonstrated how they were using ultraviolet light to decontaminate and maximize the life of medical equipment such as masks. The Columbia Fire Department says they can decontaminate approximately 150…

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…