Fire at Bank of America building displaced workers, injured none

Monday, July 1, 2013 | 12:11 p.m. CDT; updated 1:24 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 1, 2013

COLUMBIA — A fire at the Bank of America building at 800 Cherry St. displaced employees for an hour Monday morning.

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm at the building at 10:57 a.m., according to a news release from the department. When they arrived, the building was being evacuated.

Maintenance personnel told firefighters there was a fire in an air handling unit on the second floor, which was unoccupied. When crews went to the second floor, there were fire and smoke in the equipment room.

Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly and kept it contained to the air handling unit. Once the smoke was cleared, employees returned to work.

Supervising editor is Shaina Cavazos.


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