Car catches on fire in hospital parking garage

Published: Jul. 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2012 at 7:36 PM EDT
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It was an intense several minutes for Columbia firefighters Thursday afternoon after a car caught on fire on the third floor of a parking garage at Palmetto Health Richland.

Fire crews were called to the garage at 14 Medical Park Drive around 1:30 p.m.

A special vehicle, which fits in tight spaces such as parking garages, enabled firefighters to get to the fire quickly and extinguish it before it spread to any other vehicles.

Investigators say the fire started in the car's engine. The car is a complete loss.

Nobody was injured.

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