COLUMBIA — Shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, Columbia Fire Department units responded to a large fire at the intersection of College Avenue and Walnut Street. Upon arriving at the scene at 5:13 a.m., crews found flames extending through the roof of the Brookside on College apartment complex. Firefighters controlled the blaze within 90 minutes, but not before an estimated $7 million in damages occurred to the 145,000-square-foot complex, according to the Fire Department.
RECAP: After Brookside fire, uncertainty for tenants, owners
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