UPDATE: Eighth and Cherry parking garage open after vehicle fire
COLUMBIA - According to Columbia Public Works, The Eighth and Cherry parking garage is no longer closed. The garage was closed Friday after a vehicle on the second floor caught fire.
The Columbia Fire Department said the fire damaged the garage's roof decking material above the vehicle. The fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage, according to a news release.
Correction 8th and Cherry— Columbia_Fire (@Columbia_Fire) January 25, 2019
Firefighters were dispatched at 10 a.m. They saw smoke and flames coming from the passenger vehicle.
Firefighters brought the fire under control in about five minutes, according to the release.
Firefighters said the cause was not known. The release said the garage will be closed until "that area is further evaluated."
Due to a vehicle fire in the Eighth and Cherry parking garage, both the entrance and exit are closed at this time. Please stay tuned for updates, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.— Columbia Pub Works (@pub_works) January 25, 2019