Horry County firefighters install smoke detectors in neighborhood following fire

troot@thesunnews.comApril 10, 2014 

Photo courtesy of Justin Gibbins, Horry County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief

Horry County firefighters battled a mobile home blaze early Thursday outside of Conway, according to authorities.

When crews arrived at the home soon after being notified about the blaze at 6 a.m. Thursday, they found flames coming from it, said Justin Gibbins, an Horry County Fire Rescue assistant chief. The home on Deborah Circle, which is located off of Society Drive between Dongola Highway and Pauley Swamp Road, was 30 percent involved with fire.

Those inside the home were able to get out safely, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

According to the local chapter of the American Red Cross a family of six, including five children, were displaced by the fire.

Horry County Fire Rescue spokesman Brian VanAernem said the department learned following the fire that several homes in the neighborhood did not have functional smoke detectors. He said firefighters returned to Deborah Circle Thursday night and installed about 15 smoke detectors.

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