Crews respond to fire at Columbia County tanning salon

Investigation into cause, damages under way

Crews respond to fire at Columbia County tanning salon
Firefighters walk through several businesses after containing a fire at Endless Summer Tanning.

AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - People inside businesses at Marketplace West were evacuated after a fire broke out in a room at a tanning salon. Fire and law enforcement crews responded to Endless Summer Tanning Salon on Columbia Road in the Marketplace West shopping center around 4:20 p.m. Friday.

FOX 54 was initially told one of the tanning beds had a short - and caught fire. At this time, Columbia County Fire Rescue’s Assistant Chief Brent Willis can’t confirm that’s the official cause.

“The fire was confined to a single business. Very minimal damage but we had a lot of smoke that we had to evacuate from the building," he said.

A part of Bel Air Road was briefly blocked as part of precaution. No one was hurt.

Crews cleared the scene about an hour after call.

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