Just in: A plane has crashed in the Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia.
Emergency crews are streaming in and out of the backyard of this house near the intersection of Kennedy & S Maple Streets.
A neighbor across the street tells me she was inside when she heard what sounded like a loud motorcycle streaming down the street followed by a crash.

When she came outside to check what happened, there was an explosion in the backyard across from hers, “a huge ball of fire.”
The back of the house appears to be charred.
Investigators now surveying the scene of the plane crash.

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SC Gov. @henrymcmaster enters the House chamber to deliver his 2021 State of the State address. #scpol
McMaster’s address is being broadcast on @SCETV and streamed online: scetv.org/live/state-sta…
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“I’ve never been prouder of our people than right now.” #SCSOTS2021 Image
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Just in: A South Carolina circuit court judge has temporarily blocked @henrymcmaster's decision to use $32M of federal coronavirus aid to fund private school vouchers
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Judge Edgar Dickson agreed to halt the spending until a court hearing next week
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Several hundred folks were undeterred by the rain and are now filing in. #SC2020
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It may not have happened without the work of unrelenting local reporters.
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