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Rutledge Ave. reopens after overnight fire in Downtown Charleston

 
Rutledge Ave. reopens after overnight fire in Downtown Charleston
Posted April 15th, 2014 @ 8:39am

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

  Charleston firefighters are working to determine what caused an overnight fire at apartment on Bull St., Downtown.

According to the Charleston Fire Department, Rutledge Avenue is open again to traffic, but Bull Street is still closed between Ashley and Rutledge.

Captain Ryan Kunitzer says, the call came in around 2:45 a.m. and sent units from the Charleston Fire Department, St. Andrews Fire Department and Charleston County EMS to the 100 block of Bull Street.

"A resident of the 10 unit row house reported smoke in her unit. Crews arrived on scene at 2:50 AM and reported a working fire in an adjacent unit. Firefighters evacuated units within the row house and worked to bring the fire under control", Kunitzer said in an email to News 2.

Damage from the fire spread through three floors, but firefighters contained it to a single unit. However, neighboring units also were damaged by smoke from the fire.

Everyone living in the building made it out safely.

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