Cause of second apartment complex fire in two months revealed
Columbia, S.C. (WACH) -- The Richland County Fire Marshall's Office has determined the cause of an apartment complex fire Thursday afternoon.
Officials say the fire started because a child was playing with a lighter at The Views apartments at 1800 Longcreek Drive.
The fire effected 12 units and started in a bedroom of an upstairs apartment unit.
CFD and Irmo fire crews responded to the apartment fire just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
This is the second apartment fire this year. Another fire occurred at this same apartment complex in April, displacing nine families.
No injuries were reported in either fire.