Emergency crews respond to fire at Charleston mayor's former house

VIDEO: Emergency crews respond to fire at Charleston mayor's former house
Source: Adam Mutz
Source: Adam Mutz
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Adam Mutz
Source: Adam Mutz

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Emergency crews responded to a fire at Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg's former home in downtown Charleston Wednesday afternoon.

The fire happened in the area of the 40 block of Rutledge Avenue.

Firefighters were seen earlier dousing water on the top floor of a house near Colonial Lake.

Crews continued to extinguish hot spots at the residence Wednesday evening.

According to the fire department officials, there were no injuries involved.

CFD officials said one woman was in the house when the fire started and was able to get to safety, and two dogs that were in the building have been accounted for.

A firefighter who was working the fire was taken to the hospital as a precaution for dehydration.

Authorities said Mayor Tecklenburg once lived at the home which was in his family for about 100 years until 1990.

On Friday afternoon, residents said multiple police and fire crews responded to the area for the fire which could be seen from miles.

Motorists reported smelling smoke around 3 p.m.

Charleston police officials said a number of streets are closed due to the fire:

Rutledge btwn Broad & Beaufain; Beaufain btwn Ashley & Rutledge closed because of fire at Rutledge & Queen

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