Columbia PD investigate suspicious fire at Planned Parenthood

The Columbia Fire Department along with an assistant fire marshal are investigating a suspicious fire at Planned Parenthood. (KRCG 13)

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm at Planned Parenthood on Providence Road in Columbia at 4:06 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, first responders observed a light haze in the building and upgraded the call to a commercial structure fire, resulting in additional units being dispatched. Further investigation revealed that a small fire started inside the structure and the building's sprinkler system extinguished it.

An Assistant Fire Marshal was requested to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. The investigation determined the fire was suspicious in nature, so the Columbia Police Department was notified.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.

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