Fire destroys businesses in Holly Hill

A fire has severely damaged several businesses on a block in downtown Holly Hill.

Holly Hill Police Chief Joshua Detter said the blaze consumed multiple businesses along Old State Road.

The fire started around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.  Hours later, firefighters were still trying to put it out.

It is not clear how the fire began. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting with the investigation of the cause of the fire.

“We don’t [know the cause] at this point,” said Chief Detter. “That’s why the fire department and I decided that we would call in SLED to look into the arson side of things.”

Chief Detter is urging drivers to avoid downtown Holly Hill.  After hours of fighting the fire with water, there is some minor flooding in the downtown area.  Emergency crews are also concerned about the possibility of the water turning to ice on the road.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

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