Upper King Street bar Prohibition expected to reopen Wednesday night

Published: Sep. 29, 2014 at 9:12 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2014 at 9:30 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An employee of an Upper King Street bar that temporarily closed its doors after a fire broke out on Monday expects the bar to reopen Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a fire around 4:40 p.m. at Prohibition, located at 547 King Street. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke inside the building.

Officials say a sprinkler inside the downtown Charleston bar activated and was able to contain the fire from spreading in the building. A fire extinguisher was also used to battle the flames, which were extinguished by the time fire crews arrived.

The exterior of the building is taped off with caution tape, and a window is boarded up.

According to the Charleston Fire Department, employees were inside the building at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported. No word at this time on the extent of the damage to the building.

Part of King Street was closed while crews responded to the scene. St. Andrews Fire Department, Charleston Police Department, and Charleston County EMS assisted in the incident.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Charleston Fire Department Fire Marshal Division.

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