Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090707-fire.jpg While the fire appeared to originate from the Riviera, it was actually from a small building behind the neighboring building.
Updates at the bottom.
A fire erupted just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, in a building behind Old Towne Grill & Seafood at 229 King Street in downtown Charleston.
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As of 8:45 a.m. the scene was still active with many firefighters on King and Market streets, but most of the activity was being done by a handful of firefighters on the small structure.
Many downtown streets in the area remain closed and traffic is congested in much of the nearby areas.
Update July 7, 9:30 a.m.: The Post and Courier has details on where and how the fire started; go get them.
Update July 7, early afternoon: The Charleston Regional Business Journal has added a story that has additional details about the buildings and what led up to the fire; go take a read.
Update July 8: The Old Towne Grill restaurant is now closed; read more.