At least 12 families displaced in Carolina Forest fire

Residents of 12 apartments were displaced by a fire that erupted inside a unit at the Reserve at Ridgewood Plantation in Carolina Forest Tuesday evening. All residents reportedly made it to safety, but two firefighters were injured at the scene. Battalion Chief Brian Van Aernem with Horry County Fire Rescue said one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and another was afflicted by heat exhaustion, but both firefighters are expected to make full recoveries. Van Aernem said the fire originated in a second-floor unit at 4925 Signature Drive and the blaze quickly spread to the third floor. Crews were called to the scene at 5:42 p.m.

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Crews battle fire that displaced 17 residents in Carolina Forest apartment

Seventeen residents of 12 apartments were displaced by a fire that erupted inside a unit at the Reserve at Ridgewood Plantation in Carolina Forest on the evening of Sept. 27, 2016. Residents described hearing an explosion and then seeing flames escape from a second floor apartment.
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