DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester County Fire Rescue is working a fully involved structure fire at Key West Boats at 593 Ridgeville Road.
The tooling building and the administrative building were the only buildings that were damaged in the fire, with the tooling building being a complete loss.
According to Dorchester County Fire Rescue, approximately 20 boats were moved from the building and saved.
Officials say it took approximately one hour for 27 Dorchester County Fire Rescue personnel and eight Summerville Fire Rescue personnel to bring the fire under control with extensive salvage and overhaul operations following.
According to Dorchester County POI Tiffany Norton, the fire was under control as of 11:45 p.m.
Highway 27/Ridgeville Road is closed to all traffic. Lightning is believed to have caused the fire.
No injuries have been reported from the scene.
“I am proud of the cohesive response by all agencies. The dedication and high-level of service demonstrated by each and every first responder is a true testament to our motto and guiding principle- One County, One Mission,” said Tres Atkinson, Dorchester County Fire Chief.