Fire severely damages Columbia gas station

Published: Jun. 24, 2015 at 8:56 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 at 4:10 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that severely damaged a convenience store Wednesday.

Fire crews were called out to the 2800 block of Hard Scrabble Road around 4 p.m. and arrived to smoke and flames.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire.

Crews say the flames broke out in the back of the building. Part of it is a pub --- the other half is a gas station and store that's been closed for some time.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down but the building has been deemed a total loss. Officials are estimating $300,000 in damages caused by the fire.

The Richland County Fire Marshals office is under investigation.

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