Horry County firefighters investigate blaze at Myrtle Beach area electrical business

troot@thesunnews.comMay 10, 2013 

Horry County fire crews at the Melton Electric blaze early Friday. Photo courtesy of Justin Gibbons, an Horry County Fire Rescue battalion chief

Horry County Fire Rescue crews are investigating the cause of a fire at a local electric contractor business, said Leslie Yancey, spokeswoman with the fire department.

Crews were called about 7:30 a.m. Friday to Melton Electric at 111 George Bishop Parkway for a blaze at the business, according to authorities. Firefighters had extinguished the blaze by 7:50 a.m. and were investigating for hot spots and what caused it, Yancey said about 8 a.m. Friday.

When firefighters arrived they saw smoke coming from the building and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, she said. Myrtle Beach firefighters provided mutual aid during the incident.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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