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Myrtle Beach crews fight fire at house south of Market Common

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A garage suffered significant damage during a fire on Saturday afternoon in Myrtle Beach.

The blaze was reported around 2:45 pm. at a home on Essex Way. When Myrtle Beach fire crews arrived the garage was in flames, according to police radio traffic. A car was also damaged.

Essex Way is off Farrow Parkway and Coventry Boulevard. It is south of The Market Common.

Homeowner Rick Milone said he was sitting on his back porch with his dog when the fire started. He didn’t notice it at first and a person passing by alerted him.

Milone, whose wife wasn’t home when the fire started, and the dog walked out the door and waited for crews to arrive. He had no idea how the fire started.

“I just came out,” he said, adding that he didn’t know how the fire started. “What are you going to do?”

Nelvina Hailey lives across the street and said she and company she had over heard the fire start.

“We heard a popping noise but didn’t know what it was,” she said.

Neighbors up and down the street lined the sidewalks and porches while looking on to see what was happening.

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David Wetzel serves in both editor and reporter roles for The Sun News. An award-winning journalist, he has reported on all types of news, sports and features stories in over a decade as a member of the staff. Wetzel has won awards for sports column, feature and headline writing.


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