Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services reported the following on October 23rd at 3:35pm:

HCDFRS units are on location of a 2-alarm fire involving multiple townhouses in the 7200 block of Procopio Circle in #Columbia | Defensive operations

at 4:09pm they reported the following:


Procopio Circle Update | Fire is out. Fire investigators are on location working to determine the origin and cause. Units will remain on the scene for extensive overhaul.

Update at 5:17pm:

Procopio Circle Update | One @HCDFRS firefighter transported to a local hospital for evaluation | Two townhouses are uninhabitable – two others received minor damage | Damage estimate $1M | 4 residents receiving assistance from #RedCross

Scott E’s Blog was on scene for this event (because it is in my neck of the woods) and took more that 170 photos:

I was also able to capture some video from the event:

As more details are released I will be sure to follow this story.

Scott E