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Fire, Front Street Georgetown: 25 September 2013   2 comments

Posted at 5:17 am in Uncategorized

This is about the only good news to come out of Georgetown in the last few days.

I have been in a number of these businesses, and they are right in the heart of the downtown boardwalk.

The State has the initial story and several followups, including the Governor's visit.

UPDATE 7 October 2013: Add complete 29 September 2013 photoset.

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Photoset 29 September 2013

Written by ted on October 1st, 2013

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  1. I try not to, but I worry about fire often. So much so, that one may think I'm exaggerating when I say I have 21 smoke detectors in my house. Big house. It has taken me 20 plus minutes from time to time to find the one detector that beeps to let you know the battery is low. Royal pain. I feel bad for the people who lost so much in Georgetown. Thank goodness no one was hurt. The reason I worry about fire? My Sisters house burnt to the ground. She lived in the country and it was gone before the Fire Department could get there. No one was hurt. The loss of everything you own is devastating. Three years ago lightning struck my detached garage and two thirds of it burnt before the Fire Department was able to put it out, and I live only two blocks from the fire dept. I then had a kitchen appliance catch fire, thankfully I had a fire extinguisher near by. People who have never personally experienced loss by fire, be careful, make an escape plan, keep at least one fire extinguisher on hand. I would not wish fire loss on anyone.

    rick

    1 Oct 13 at 12:03 pm

  2. I was at Pawleys when the fire struck. I went to Front St. that afternoon to view the damage. The damage to the backside from Front, facing the river, resembled a war zone. I saw this from later pictures since no one could get access to that area. I sensed the unity of the Low Country community in how it assembled to fight this fire, from fire boats from Charleston to fire trucks from Andrews and Myrtle Beach. The damage would have been much more extensive if not for the help from these communities. This fire was so unexpected and unwanted and so hurt me and the community. Georgetown has been a part of my life. It has had a renaissance from being just a mill town to one that is liveable and a fun place to be a part of. This one struck a blow to my heart. But it shall recover. Pawleys and the rest of the Grand Strand recovered after Hugo. Georgetown will recover after this fire.

    joelc

    20 Nov 13 at 10:35 pm

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