Two homes were completely destroyed by a big blaze early Wednesday morning in Pawleys Island.
Midway Fire Rescue crews were alerted about the fire about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. Arriving crews found two homes engulfed in flames, and one home had completely collapsed, according to Midway Fire Rescue Fire Chief Doug Eggiman.
“You could see the glow in the sky from the main road,” said Eggiman of the fire that brightened the night sky.
Eggiman said it appeared the homes were empty when the blazes happened, and no injuries had been reported in connection with the fire later Wednesday morning. The large fire also threatened two other nearby homes due to the heat. Eggiman said it appeared those homes were empty. He also said there were a lot of boiling embers on scene.
Midway Fire Rescue crews had mutual aid Georgetown City Fire, Georgetown County Fire Rescue, and Horry County Fire Rescue.
Myrtle Avenue was shutdown for part of the morning as crews remained on scene putting out the blaze and investigating.
Eggiman said later Wednesday morning that crews had only just begun to investigate the cause, and that it was still far too early to determine what ignited the big blaze that claimed two homes.