Two people were killed and one person was injured in an overnight fire Tuesday at Apache Family Campground and Pier in Myrtle Beach, according to Battalion Chief John Fowler.
Horry County Fire Rescue battled the blaze about midnight at the campground at 9700 Kings Road, Fowler said. They arrived within minutes and the fire under control around 1 a.m. with assistance from Myrtle Beach Fire and North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue. The blaze also burned four trailers and destroyed two of them.
Horry County police, who respond whenever a death is involved in a fire, are investigating, and HCFR remain on scene as well.
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According to Krystal Dotson, spokeswoman with HCPD, police responded to the blaze about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officers were told three victims were inside a home during the fire. Police said the residence was completely engulfed in flames, according to the report. One male victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, and a man and a woman were killed in blaze, police said.
The victims are listed as a 62-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man, the incident report states. Their names have not been released as of yet.
The cause remains under investigation. Administrators at the campground said it is open.
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