Fire involving two homes causes lane closures in both directions on Gervais Street

Columbia Fire Department photos.

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire involving two homes around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, on Gervais Street, near the Harden Street intersection.

The department noted both homes appeared to be vacant and unoccupied.  The CFD also mentioned that it appeared the fire began inside one house, and spread to a brick house next door. Investigation is underway to determine what caused the fire.

As of 11 p.m., Gervais Street near Harden Street has been closed to traffic in both directions.  The department asks drivers to seek an alternate route if driving through the area.

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