Fire at Charleston California Dreaming likely caused by flooding that impacted electrical equipment

VIDEO: Crews respond to reported fire at California Dreaming
Published: Sep. 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2017 at 8:56 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Emergency crews have extinguished a fire at a downtown Charleston restaurant on Monday.

It happened at California Dreaming at Ashley Point Drive where multiple fire trucks and EMS crews responded.

The Charleston County Dispatch Center received a 911 call just before 4:00 p.m.

Units from Charleston, James Island, and Saint Andrews Fire Departments, Charleston County EMS, and Charleston PD responded to the scene.

Firefighters arrived in less than six minutes from the time of dispatch and observed smoke coming from the lower level and first floor of the building. Crews rapidly searched the building and located and quickly extinguished a fire on the ground level.

Fire investigators from the Fire Marshal Division have responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

Investigators determined the fire originated in a storage room on the ground level. The specific cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time but is likely related to flooding that impacted electrical equipment in the area.

California Dreaming owners are working with their contractors to evaluate the damage to the building.

The restaurant posted a message on their Facebook page stating it was a small fire in the garage of their building.

"There was no damage to the restaurant," officials said."Thanks again for your thoughts and well wishes!"

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JUST IN - CALIFORNIA DREAMING FIRE UPDATE Emergency crews have extinguished a fire at California Dreaming in Charleston >>

Posted by Live 5 News on Monday, September 11, 2017

Earlier in the day, the restaurant posted photos showing flood waters into the lower level of the building.

UPDATE: Yes, there was a small fire in the garage of our building. There was no damage to the restaurant. Thanks again...

Posted by California Dreaming Charleston on Monday, September 11, 2017

"Yes, this is a photo of our Charleston location," the post read. "The good news is there is nothing on that level of the building. Our restaurant level is unharmed and we will re-open when we regain power."

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