19 displaced, 11 apartments damaged in early morning fire

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Columbia Fire Department is investigating after 11 apartments were damaged following a 2-alarm fire that happened early Monday morning.

All hands of the fire department were called to the Charbonneau Apartments on Stoneridge Drive around 2:30 a.m. to battle the blaze.

No injuries were reported, but 19 people were displaced as a result of the fire.

One woman who lived on the second floor told WIS her neighbors urged first responders to get her out of the apartment a second time after their initial attempt to wake her up and get her out.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents who were affected.

SLED investigators are aiding in the investigation.

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