Officials turn to investigation at Savannah Highway fire

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- Crews have control of a fire that broke out at a sign business on Savannah Highway, said officials with the St. Andrew's Fire Department.

The fire broke out around 9 p.m. at Roberts & Sons Signs on Thursday and officials said crews gained control at about 10 p.m.

Units continued to conduct overhaul for hot spots after 10 p.m. officials said.

Dispatch said the fire went through the roof on all sides of the building. Officials say a coordinated effort minimized the fire damage to about 30% of the building. St. Andrews Fire Department Fire Marshal Division with assistance from The City of Charleston Fire Marshal Division responded to the scene to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire are still undetermined. The St. Andrews Fire Marshal Division is expected to provide more information as it becomes available.

There was one firefighter injury reported as a result of the fire. A firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat related illness. The firefighter was treated and released.

The business is located at 3915 Savannah Highway.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Savannah Highway were alternated through the southbound lanes while fire crews worked to gain control of the blaze, said officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Officials with the Charleston Fire Department said units from the City of Charleston, Saint Andrew's and Saint Johns fire departments responded to the fire.

The business' owner said the business has been in the Charleston area since 1957. He said the business has been in the building on Savannah Highway since 2007.