Fire destroys TLC Car Wash

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014

This is what firefighters saw when they arrived at TLC Car Wash Wednesday evening. Photo courtesy of Georgetown City Fire


Another business in the City of Georgetown has been destroyed by fire.

On Wednesday night a blaze completely gutted TLC Car Wash at 334 South Fraser Street.

A Georgetown police officer saw the business was on fire at about 9:38 p.m. Wednesday and the City Fire Department was quickly notified.

Fire Chief Joey Tanner said when they arrived fire was coming out of the front of the building.

Firefighters spent about 40 minutes fighting the blaze before it was under control. It took another 45 minutes to make sure all the hot spots were extinguished.

“The building is gutted and the center of the roof is collapsed,” Tanner said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Tanner said there was no one in the building when the fire began. There were no injuries.

Wednesday’s fire is one in a series of blazes that have destroyed businesses within the city limits in a little more than a year. Pizza Hut, soon to reopen, burned in December, 2012. In September, ten businesses were destroyed by fire in the 700 block of Front Street. In October, Georgetown Family Pizza in Maryville was destroyed by flames.

Arson is not suspected in any of the fires, although the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, after an investigation, said the cause of the Front Street fire is “undetermined.”

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