CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Fire Department says a Tuesday morning blaze in downtown Charleston that resulted in the partial closure of the Crosstown was caused by a power tool.
Officials say northbound lanes on Septima Clark Parkway were closed for roughly an hour after a fire broke out at a home on Kennedy Court and the Crosstown around 9:10 a.m. The home was undergoing construction at the time of the blaze.
An investigation into the cause of the fire revealed the fire originated in a floor sander that was used for renovations. The contractors were not in the building when the fire broke out.
The fire was brought under control within five minutes of crews arriving.