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Fire destroys historic buildings on Front Street in Georgetown

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Photo taken by Al Joseph, president of Georgetown Business Association, fire burns several buildings on Front St., in Georgetown, SC, Wednesday morning. Photo taken by Al Joseph, president of Georgetown Business Association, fire burns several buildings on Front St., in Georgetown, SC, Wednesday morning.
GEORGETOWN, SC -

Wednesday a massive fire destroyed several historical buildings in one of South Carolina's oldest cities, Georgetown.

The smoke is still hanging in the air on Front Street Wednesday afternoon.  As you cross the bridge over the Waccamaw river heading into downtown Georgetown you can see the gray haze rising into the air.

The fire started Wednesday morning at around 5:30 a.m. in one of the buildings in the 700 block of Front Street. Authorities say the fire likely started in one of the restaurants.

Officials say 7 buildings were damaged.  Many of the buildings collapsed leaving only store front walls after being gutted by the fire.

Nearly 100 firefighters from 9 neighboring departments got the fire under control around 9 a.m.  Firefighters continue to work to put out the hotpsots

 

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