Columbia fire investigators say the New Year’s Eve blaze that caused extensive roof damage to the Golden Corral on Clark lane originated from inside the building.
While a specific cause remains under investigation, Columbia firefighters say damage is estimated at 250-thousand dollars. Saturday night’s fire began at about 10:30, and firefighters reported significant smoke and high heat conditions on the roof.
Video from our news partner ABC-17 showed flames and smoke coming from the roof. It took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.
No injuries are reported, and Golden Corral remains closed this morning.