Charleston firefighters needed just a few minutes to extinguish a fire on Wednesday in a Neck Area waterfront office.
Firefighters were called at 3:06 p.m. to Dolphin Cove Marina at 2079 Austin Ave., to a fire that apparently began in a cabinet, Fire Department spokesman Mark Ruppel said. He said North Charleston firefighters and Charleston County EMS also responded, but the blaze was brought under control within minutes.
The cause of the fire, which was contained to one room, is under investigation. Foul play is not suspected, he said.
On Wednesday morning in West Ashley, the St. Andrews District Fire Department responded to 1835 Woodland Road, where a kitchen fire badly damaged the home of a family of nine, including four children. The Red Cross provided the family temporary lodging in a nearby hotel, financial assistance to help replace the food that was lost in the fire, and comfort kits filled with personal emergency hygiene supplies, Red Cross Communications Manager Nancy Olson said.
In Berkeley County, firefighters who put down a fire at Berkeley Scrap Metal on Ben Barron Lane around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday were called back to the scene when the fire reignited. About 30 firefighters, from the Whitesville, Moncks Corner Rural and the Moncks Corner fire departments responded about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Officials said a part of the scrap yard was smoldering prior to the blaze reappearing.