Firefighter treated after fire damages Summerville businesses

Firefighter treated after fire damages Summerville businesses

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials say a firefighter was treated and released following a fire in Summerville that damaged a number of businesses early Tuesday morning.

According to town officials, Summerville Fire-Rescue responded to 1317 N. Main St. for a report of a structure fire.

When crews arrived they reported finding a single story strip mall with smoke in three businesses.

"Crews forced entry into Divas Nail Spa and found the origin of the fire," town officials said."The fire was contained to this area and brought under control in approximately twenty minutes."

Officials said crews remained on scene for another two hours working to insure the fire was completely extinguished.

"Divas Nail Spa suffered extensive heat, smoke and water damage," officials said."The adjoining businesses sustained minor smoke damage but are back open for business."

According to a report, one firefighter was treated and released from Summerville Medical Center for an undisclosed medical condition.

No other injuries were reported from the incident.

"In total four (4) fire engines, two (2) ladder trucks and twenty six (26) SFR personnel responded to the fire," town officials said."Other local fire departments covered the SFR response area during the incident."

"I was very pleased with the performance of our personnel containing this fire to the area of origin and preventing further damage to these businesses." said Chief Richard Waring.

The cause of this fire is under investigation.

Summerville Fire-Rescue reminds everyone to always make sure small appliances are turned off before leaving the home and make sure there are working smoke alarms.  Town of Summerville residents are reminded if in need of a smoke alarm, you can contact Summerville Fire-Rescue at 843-873-5107.

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