A house on Bucksport Road caught on fire Thursday night while the homeowner was asleep.
The fire started in one bedroom in the corner of the house.
“I woke up and the smoke was coming down from the ceiling,” said owner Levernon Mishoe. “I ran out the one bedroom.”
Mishoe wasn’t able to call 911 because his phone was inside, but neighbors called for help.
I just got home from Florence and this is what I came home to.
“We were standing outside talking and I just happened to see the flames coming out,” said neighbor Gina Greene. “But I think his daughter and him already knew and they came and he was holding the water hose and my little cousin came over to assist him with the water hose.”
Malik Brantley lives across the street and saw Mishoe with a water hose trying to put out the fire in the room where it started.
I actually don’t know him that well, but I’m in the military and my first instinct was to come help.
“I came over here, grabbed the water hose and tried to keep it contained in this one room,” said Brantley. “I actually don’t know him that well, but I’m in the military and my first instinct was to come help.”
The fire started in the bedroom of Theresa Mishoe, Levernon Mishoe’s daughter.
“I just moved in this house,” she said. She recently had a baby and moved all the baby’s items in the house, which originally belonged to her grandparents.
“I just got home from Florence and this is what I came home to,” she said, crying.
I just moved in this house.
South Carolina National Guard and Horry County Fire Rescue were on hand to put out the fire.
The national guard was on the scene because they had helped evacuate people from the area earlier due to risk of flooding.
Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Thomas Loeper said at the scene that a fire investigator was enroute to determine the cause.
He said there were no injuries.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian