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Authorities provide update on investigation of East Bay fire

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CHARLESTON, SC -

The Charleston Fire Department provided an update on the investigation into the fire that destroyed a building on East Bay early Tuesday morning.

The investigation was suspended yesterday due to safety and structural concerns about the building.  Fire investigators continue to work with insurance adjusters to determine the best method to stabilize the building and continue the investigation.  Fire officials have a tentative meeting Thursday to review the scene with representatives from the insurance company.

Many businesses affected by East Bay fire

Investigation into downtown fire suspended due to structural safety

Disaster recovery companies (hired by the owners of the adjacent properties) worked through the day on Tuesday to remove water from the adjacent buildings.  As of Tuesday afternoon the power had been restored to the adjacent buildings and tenants were evaluating their spaces.  

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