2 buildings burn at Columbia prison

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A fire has destroyed two buildings at a prison near Columbia.

No one was hurt.

The fire was reported around 7 p.m. Sunday at Walden Correctional Institution. One building contained farm equipment. The other was a one-story office.

Columbia-Richland Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis says the State Law Enforcement Division will investigate the fire.

More than 30 firefighters and eight fire engines from Columbia and Irmo responded to the fire.

Walden is a minimum security prison at a large prison complex outside Columbia.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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