CHESTERFIELD, S.C. -- It burned for more than six hours and took more than 100 firefighters from nine departments to battle the blaze.
"It's pretty devastating when you have that kind of loss, especially around the holidays," said Michael White, Chesterfield's police chief.
When the flame finally turned to ash, White was counting his blessings that every firefighter and civilian was safe and unharmed.
"I thought we did a tremendous job," said White. "It's pretty fantastic to have that kind of help and harmony in a tragedy."
Officials are still investigating what sparked the fire, which destroyed The Pink Door and the Chesterfield Drug Company while damaging other businesses on Chesterfield's historic Main Street.