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Crews battle early-morning fire at N. Charleston hotel

Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:59 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 2:39 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The North Charleston Fire Department said they were able to quickly extinguish a fire at a Northwoods Boulevard hotel.

Crews responded to the Hawthorne Suites at approximately 5:52 a.m., Deputy Chief Stephanie Julazadeh said. A 911 caller reported the fire alarm going off and black smoke coming through the vents.

Firefighters arrived and spotted smoke coming from the back of one of the units and from the roof. Crews found fire between the first and second-floor units.

All occupants had been evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Witnesses reported smultiple fire trucks and ambulances were on the scene.

North Charleston Police also responded, but police spokesman Harve Jacobs said traffic in the immediate area was not affected by the fire response.

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