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Vehicles, barns damaged during fires in Horry County today

Because of dry, windy conditions Horry County fire crews remained busy Monday responding to fires throughout the county, according to authorities.

A barn was destroyed and a home threatened about 11 a.m. Monday during a fire along U.S. 701 North near S.C. 22, said Garry Alderman, Horry County Fire Rescue chief.

Crews were called at 1:30 p.m. to the 4600 block of S.C. 905 near Havenwood Path for a brush fire that damaged two boats, nine vehicles and a barn, Alderman said. A portion of S.C. 905 was closed because of smoke from the fire.

No one was hurt during the incident before firefighters got the blaze under control, Alderman said.

The cause of the fires are under investigation, he said.

“I asked someone [about the fire], and they said it’s about three houses past us,” said Kristi Edwards, who works in the office at Southland Nursery’s Conway location, 4296 S.C. 905, around 1:50 p.m. “I can’t see any smoke from where I am, so I’m not complaining.”

Edwards said they weren’t worried about the property – “not at the moment” – and, “no one has come out and talked to us,” as far as fire or police officials, she said.

Majesta Frost, bookkeeper at Shiloh Place Ministries, 4454 S.C. 905, was unaware of a fire close by.

“I haven’t even heard of it; I haven’t even seen smoke or anything,” Frost said. “I guess that’s good.”

Frost said she thinks they’d see smoke if fire was close, and she won’t be worried unless she finds out fire officials are having trouble with containment.

Staff writers Tonya Root, Vicki Grooms and Janelle Frost contributed to this report.

More details will be posted as they become available.