CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Residents of a downtown public housing complex are being moved to area hotels until city building inspectors can determine the level of damage a fire caused Monday.
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Fire officials say the fire was reported on the 10th floor of Joseph Floyd Manor on Mount Pleasant Street Monday afternoon.
First responders encountered heavy smoke on that floor, according to Charleston Fire spokesman Ryan Kunitzer. A fire sprinkler head controlled a fire in one of the apartments and fire personnel assisted multiple residents off of that floor.
One occupant was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, Kunitzer said.
Several floors of the building have suffered some degree of water damage and city building officials determined the structure to be uninhabitable until a full assessment of the structure is complete, he said.
In the meantime, public safety personnel, the Red Cross, the City Housing Authority and CARTA were assisting residents with moving to hotels.
There is no word on a cause of the fire.