Columbia fire units battled a spectacular fire late Tuesday night behind 9900 Two Notch Road involving 3 tractor trailers.
“All three trucks are probably a complete loss,” Captain Brick Lewis of the Columbia Fire Department said.
The fire behind Jimmy Mart was called in to the Columbia Fire Department about 10:40 p.m.
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Some in the area reported hearing an explosion, local media reported.
“That could have been tires popping on the cars being hauled by one of the trucks, but there was no gasoline involvement,” Lewis said.
The three tractor trailers were parked about 200 feet behind the Jimmy Mart. When firefighters arrived on scene all three trucks were “fully involved,” Lewis said, making it impossible on arrival to tell if any of the trucks was carrying hazardous cargo. Ultimately, Lewis said, firefighters were able to determine no hazardous materials were inolved.
Some 16 firefighters, 3 engines and 1 ladder truck responded to all hands call. It took them about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
No injuries have been reported.
The Columbia Fire Department found nothing suspicious on scene and have turned the trucks back over to their owners. Any investigation of the blaze to determine cause will likely be done by insurance companies, Lewis said.