City of Charleston's fire rating slips to a three

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The City of Charleston's fire rating has slipped from Class 1 to 3.

The change was largely spurred by deficiencies uncovered in water supply, trucks, equipment, and staffing because of investigations into the Sofa Super Store fire.

A "Class 3" rating means the city scored 70 to 79 points out a possible 100.

Get the story at The Post and Courier, they also have a copy of the letter from the Insurance Services Office informing the city of the change.

Most property owners will not see a hike in their insurance rates.

A while back, the Charleston City Paper talked about what these ratings mean.

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