Fire at Summerville Swig & Swine put out twice; cause under investigation

Crews responded to the Swig and Swine Friday morning (Source: Live 5)
Crews responded to the Swig and Swine Friday morning (Source: Live 5)
Summerville crews on scene at the Swig & Swine (Source: Live 5)
Summerville crews on scene at the Swig & Swine (Source: Live 5)
The fire reignited at roughly 5:30 a.m. (Source: Live 5)
The fire reignited at roughly 5:30 a.m. (Source: Live 5)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a popular Summerville restaurant early Friday morning.

Dorchester County Fire Rescue crews responded to the Swig & Swine restaurant in the 1900 block of Old Trolley Road at 1:38 a.m., according to Dorchester County spokesperson Tiffany Norton.

When firefighters arrived, roughly a quarter of the building was on fire, and smoke and fire conditions were coming from the cooking area and smoke room, she said. The initial fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes, Norton said.

It then reignited roughly four hours later, bringing firefighters back to the scene around 5: 30 a.m. before the fire was put out again.

A total of 23 firefighters from DCFR and Summerville Fire Rescue responded.

"It was a seamless operation and is evident of the continued success of the Automatic Aid Agreement between DCFR and SFR." Dorchester County Fire Chief Tres Atkinson said. "Both departments are to be commended for their teamwork and continued commitment to providing the highest quality of fire service."

Fire officials said no injuries were reported.

Fires have also broken out at other Swig & Swine locations including the one in West Ashley in the fall of 2017.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office also responded to Friday morning's incident.

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