Preliminary evidence suggests there was no foul play involved in a Monday fire that destroyed part of an apartment building off Garners Ferry Road.
More than two-dozen people were displaced by the blaze Monday afternoon, which destroyed part of a building at the Villager Apartments on Burnside Drive, officials have said. No serious injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“While key elements of the fire investigation are currently being analyzed, preliminary evidence does not suggest criminal intent was involved at this time,” the Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office said Wednesday.