Around 1:35 pm September 5, The Irmo Fire District responded to a condominium fire at the 200 Block of Jefferson Place, Carriage Lane Condos off of St. Andrews. Road. The Columbia Fire Department and Lexington County Fire Departments also were dispatched to assist. The smoke was noticed by one of the residents of the complex and she called 911.
Upon arrival, smoke was seen coming out of the eaves of the roof off of one of the center Condos. Firefighters entered the affected condominium to find and attack the fire. The adjacent condos were accessed to make sure everyone was out safely in case the fire extended into the other dwellings.
The fire was in the attic and was brought under control quickly. Furniture, pictures, and other important household items were wrapped in plastic to keep from getting damaged by any dripping water. Damage to the dwelling was significant but was not a total loss. Air monitoring was completed in all of the attached living units in case Carbon Monoxide was produced during the fire.
The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated but as of now the fire appears to be accidental.