Fire that closed Ninth Avenue South in Myrtle Beach still under investigation

akelley@thesunnews.comOctober 16, 2012 

— Emergency crews extinguished a fire on Dorman Circle Tuesday night, but are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Myrtle Beach Fire rescue responded to 107 Dorman Circle about 7 p.m. Tuesday where a home was on fire. By 8 p.m. the fire had been extinguished according to Cpl. Mark Jackson with Myrtle Beach police.

Dorman Circle is off Ninth Avenue South in Myrtle Beach which was blanketed in a dense layer of smoke. Ninth Avenue South was closed for several hours while crews extinguished the blaze and investigated.

Jackson said the people inside were able to evacuate without any injuries. A 40-year-old woman was in the living room when her daughter opened a bedroom door and a fire spread out from the room, according to a police report.

She said the heater vent had been smoking in the few days before the fire, but that the source of that smoke had not been found, the report said.

The condition of the home was not available Tuesday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Jackson said.

Capt. David Knipes, with Myrtle Beach police, said crime scene detectives were called to the scene Tuesday night, but on Wednesday he said there were no updates to that investigation.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.

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