On March 10, 2024, Columbia-Richland fire crews working with the Irmo Fire District were able to contain and stop a fast-moving three-alarm fire that ripped through an apartment building. More than 20 people were left displaced but no one was injured during the fire at The Hollows Apartments on Longcreek Drive. CRFD third-shift crews responded to the scene shortly before 0700. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire working through the building and spreading through the roof. Additional alarms were sounded dispatching more resources. In all, more than 50 firefighters became involved in the operation. The building suffered extensive damages and the fire left most of the roof burned away. The Red Cross was called in to assist the many occupants that were displaced. The cause of the fire was being investigated by the Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office.

– Submitted by Mike DeSumma