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LADSON, S.C. (WCSC) - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a building fire in the Ladson area that sent one firefighter to the hospital.

Charleston County dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about a structure fire in the 9400 block of Highway 78 at approximately 2:36 p.m. Tuesday. The North Charleston and C&B Fire Departments responded, according to North Charleston Fire Deputy Chief Stephanie Julazadeh.

The first crews on the scene saw heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the two-story building.

One firefighter was taken to an area hospital with a minor injury, Julazadeh said.

Much of Highway 78 near Ingleside Boulevard was shut down because firefighters said there were no fire hydrants on the side of the road where the fire was, forcing them to drag fire hoses across the highway.

North Charleston Fire Battalion Chief Eric Phillips said the building was a night club but said he was not sure whether the club appeared to be in use.

Phillips said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

As of 4 p.m., firefighters said the fire was out and they were concentrating on any remaining hot spots.

A witness who said she works across the street from the scene said she smelled smoke and called 911.

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The North Charleston, Charleston and St. Andrews Fire Departments responded with additional units. Charleston County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

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