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Large fire guts apartment building near Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach area

Apartment building in North Myrtle Beach burning

Authorities are responding to a fire on Ocean Creek Drive near Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach on Friday night. There are several firetrucks and ambulances responding to an apartment fire.
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Authorities are responding to a fire on Ocean Creek Drive near Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach on Friday night. There are several firetrucks and ambulances responding to an apartment fire.

A fire destroyed multiple floors of an apartment complex in the Myrtle Beach area on Friday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m., fire crews from across the county responded to the Ocean Creek Plantation development. The area is off U.S. Highway 17 near Barefoot Landing.

Crews arrived to find a three-story building with 21 units in smoke and flames. Visible flames were coming from multiple floors of the facility.

Residents were evacuated while crews battled the blaze. Horry County Fire and Rescue spokesman Tony Casey said two hours after the fire that crews were going through the building to ensure everybody escaped safely. There were no reported injuries.

Crews from Horry County, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach responded to the scene. Horry County police also assisted in the area.

Casey did not have the number of total residents in the building. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Gary Collina said he was walking his dog nearby and saw lights from the fire trucks and smoke coming from the building.

“It made me a little bit nervous,” Collina said.

The building where the fire happened is made of wood, Collina said, which added to his concern.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.


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