4-alarm fire destroys two Chesterfield County businesses

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Crews remain on scene Wednesday morning watching for 'hot spots' after a four-alarm fire broke out in downtown Chesterfield, destroying two local businesses. 

The blaze started around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 along the 100 block of Main Street. 

The first 911 call indicated that the basement of a boutique shop, The Pink Door, was on fire. The fire then spread to Long's Pharmacy. A barber and beauty shop also sustained smoke damage. 

Fire Chief Michael White said in his 45-year career, this was the largest fire he's ever had to fight. Chesterfield is a small town of only about 1,500 people. 

"It's devastating because people have their lives involved in the community, and some of these folks had their lives involved in these businesses and it's just devastating to see that kind of loss," Chief White said. 

Chief White said because of their training, no civilians or firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. One owner said his building sustained $1 million in damages. 

Long's Pharmacy said customers can get their prescriptions at P&H Drugs in Cheraw beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Residents can contact them at (843) 537-3801.