Investigators say smoking materials not thrown away properly on a deck started that big fire at a Columbia apartment complex.
Half the complex is now a total loss after Monday afternoon’s fire on Anita Court near Stephens Lake Park.
Fire does significant damage to a Columbia apartment complex.
One person who lives there was hurt getting out of the complex. A firefighter needed treatment for heat exhaustion.
(This story was last updated at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday.)