Update: Crews have fire on Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach under control

Numerous fire crews from North Myrtle Beach and Horry County have a blaze on a residential structure in North Myrtle Beach under control as of about 6:30 p.m.

Crews began battling the fire in the 5900 block of North Ocean Boulevard late Thursday afternoon, and closed Nixon Street and Ocean Boulevard in the area, according to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, which asked the public to avoid the area.

Firefighters remain on the scene as of 7:30 p.m. to monitor the fire and contain any hot spots.