Beaufort News

Fire closes Oldfield fitness center

The fitness center at the Oldfield community off S.C. 170 in Okatie is closed after a fire early Sunday damaged the building and much of the equipment inside, according to the Bluffton Fire District.

District crews were called to the center at about 1:30 a.m., said Assistant Chief Paul Boulware. It took crews about an hour to put out the blaze, which began in a mechanical room in a corner of the building. Investigators do not yet know what started the blaze, but have determined it was an accident, Boulware said.

The fire spread to the center's attic, causing significant smoke and water damage to the building and the equipment, he said.