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Electrical panel fire sparks evacuation of West Ashley office building

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

An office building next to Citadel Mall was evacuated Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in a third floor electrical panel. 

Charleston Fire and St. Andrews Fire Departments were called out to South Park Plaza in West Ashley at 8:48 a.m. for reports of a possible fire. Crews arrived to find light smoke on multiple floors of the 5-story building. 

According to Ryan Kunitzer with CFD, contractors renovating a third floor suite pulled the fire alarm after noticing a fire in an electrical panel spread to nearby combustibles. The contractors then attempted to extinguish the flames. 

Officials say the office building and nearby buildings were evacuated so crews could make sure the fire was extinguished and ventilate the building. 

No injuries were reported. 

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