VIDEO: Authorities investigating fire that destroyed shed near Hampton Park

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a metal shed Tuesday evening in downtown Charleston.

A call regarding a structure fire near Hampton Park came into the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center just before 5:30 p.m.

According to the Charleston Fire Dept., emergency crews arrived to find a large fire venting from a single-story, six-bay storage building.

“Due to the volume of fire, the firefighters remained in a defensive strategy, suppressing the fire from the exterior,” the department said. “The majority of the blaze was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes.”

Courtesy of: CFD Twitter

Firefighters, though, remained on scene and continued to extinguish hotspots throughout the evening.

Crews say the building was utilized by the Charleston Parks Department and contained a variety of storage items. They said the building sustained significant damage, even extending to at least four vehicles.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Charleston Fire says two citizens reported possible smoke inhalation injuries. Both were evaluated by EMS on scene and were released.

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