Fire breaks out at Shop Road business

A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon around 5 p.m. at Receivables Management Corp., a collections agency at 1601 Shop Rd.

Seventeen people were working at the time, according to a witness. All got out safely.

A witness said it appears the fire broke out in a computer room area. A salesperson attempted to put out the fire but was overcome.

Columbia firefighters are on the scene.

- Lee Higgins