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Two Horry County families displaced after lightning starts fires

Five adults and two children are being helped by the Red Cross after they were displaced from their homes Tuesday because lightning started fires at their homes in Conway and Loris, according to a news release from Red Cross officials.

A fire occurred at a mobile home on Gator Court in Conway and two adults living there were displaced, according to the release. Another fire occurred at a single family home on West Street in Loris and displaced three adults and two children.

Since July 1, area Red Cross officials have assisted 62 people, including 20 children, who have lost their homes to fire in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.