NEWS

Fire heavily damages West Columbia apartments

Units from the West Columbia Fire Department along with City of Cayce Public Safety, Lexington County Fire Services, the Irmo Fire District and Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to 1035 Comanchee Trail for a reported structure fire at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, West Columbia Fire Department firefighters found heavy flames coming from Building G at the Riverbanks Retreat Apartments. A second alarm was immediately called to help fight the blaze.

Nine of the twelve total units in the building were occupied; the displaced families are receiving assistance from the Columbia-Area Red Cross Chapter.

There were no reported injuries; however, multiple pets were rescued by fire crews.

The fire was put under control within approximately 50 minutes of units arriving on the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

WCFD photos below