Saturday morning the dome of the historic Babcock Building becomes the largest structure fire Columbia officials have seen in several years…
While it’s still unclear how the fire started, Bull Street commuters are adjusting to the fact that the future skyline will have a different look. Mayor Steve Benjamin reflects on the loss of architecture and history in the structure, “It’s a massive loss, for the people of not just Columbia but also South Carolina and American history,” Benjamin said.
RIGHT NOW: a fire at the Babcock Building in Columbia has reached #3Alarm status. Multiple @ColaFire crews are here on scene. The first crews responded sometime after 6:30 a.m. Heavy fire throughout the building. No injuries at this time. pic.twitter.com/ANkEHBDJlo
— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) September 12, 2020
— Leland (@LPinderTV) September 12, 2020