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Fire destroys 'Palmetto Store' convenience store in McClellanville

Source: WCSC Source: WCSC
Source: Awendaw Fire Source: Awendaw Fire
MCCLELLANVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

A popular McClellanville convenience store is destroyed after a fire that started late Saturday night. Several fire crews were on the scene for about 13 hours. 

If you live in McClellanville the Palmetto Store is a place that everyone knows. 

Eliot Middleton is a McClellanville native. He says many people in the area have memories of the store from their childhood.

"Everything was here, right here at this store so it's going to be pretty devastating to the community," Middleton said.

Middleton says you could pick up anything from milk to hardware and fishing supplies. Yesterday he was cooking food for the community in front of the store. 

"We were just out here yesterday having a great time and to get a phone call like that around 2, 3 o' clock...unbelievable until you could actually come here and see it," MIddleton said.

He came to scene immediately.

The Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District received a call around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. A fire official says when crews arrived the entire second floor was in flames. 

The fire district instantly established a water shuttle bringing water from a nearby pond and a water tank to put out the fire because there are no hydrants in the town.

 "It makes it feel like your house or your personal property that's actually being in the devastating path of the fire," Middleton said.

MIddleton was making an investment on this property. Next month he was getting ready to open up the area's only car repair shop right behind the store.

"We haven't had a repair shop since my father left in '91," he said. "It's a setback right now for the community."

Middleton said the Palmetto shop was the nearest hardware store. Now people will have to travel nearly an hour to get supplies. He's praying the owner can find peace after what's happened.

"He definitely will need all the prayers that he can get through this transition because this was a dream of his as far as having a smaller country store, is what he would call it," he said.

Automatic aid was received from Georgetown County Fire and EMS, a mutual aid request went out to Mt. Pleasant Fire and County Rescue. 

No injuries were reported and fire officials are investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

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