Firefighters responded to two fires at the same address within 10 hours of each other Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
Columbia Fire’s Brick Lewis said the department responded to a fire at a home in Hopkins at about 7 p.m.
Lewis said the fire was ruled accidental due to the improper use of a generator. The incident resulted in one injury and resulted in a transport to a hospital.
About 4 a.m. Wednesday, Columbia Fire responded to the same address. Upon arrival, firefighters found the residence was fully involved and heavy smoke billowing from the home.
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Lewis said the cause of the second fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Lewis said Richland County fire marshals continue to investigate the second fire.