It’s a sad day in Georgetown, South Carolina. There’s already talk of rebuilding, but a fire destroyed seven buildings along Georgetown’s historic Front Street early this morning displacing businesses and residents along the Harborwalk in city’s charming, historic waterfront.
Thank God, everyone got out safely. No one was injured.
According to Georgetown Fire Chief Joey Tanner, it might take days to find out exactly what caused the fire that started on the Harborwalk side and went from building to building.
The Clock tower was not affected, and the S.C. Maritime Museum was spared the blaze, but suffered smoke and water damage.
Businesses that were destroyed or damaged include Colonial Florist, Harborwalk Books, Zest, Goudelock & Co., Doodlebug, Boardwalk Market, Buzz’s Roost and Limpin’ Jane’s Restaurant, officials said.
An account has been set up at First Citizens Bank for donations for disaster relief for homeowners/business owners affected by the fire on Front St. If you wish to gather for prayer for the victims of the Front Street Fire, and for the city of Georgetown, there will be a Healing Service on Thursday at 10 am at Prince George Church.
Two upcoming events will go on as planned: the Bridge 2 Bridge Run on Oct. 12 and the Wooden Boat Show on October 19, 2013.
Here is a slide show of tragic pictures from Count on News 2: http://www.counton2.com/slideshow?widgetid=91242&slideshowimageid=1