Cause of fire that gutted a Loris area home under investigation

A house fire in the Loris area is under investigation Friday morning.

Fire crews were called to 2980 Gaston Drive around 1 a.m. for the reported blaze, according to the Horry County Fire Rescue. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and there were no reported injuries.

Crews blocked Gaston Drive while they fought the fire.

The home was a total loss.

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.