Early morning blaze destroys Socastee home

(Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter)
(Source: WMBF News Photographer Michael Walter)

SOCASTEE, SC (WMBF) - A Socastee home was destroyed in a Wednesday morning blaze and fire officials are working to piece together the scene to discover what caused the fire.

Horry County Fire Rescue got the call on the fire just before 1:30 a.m. on Peachtree Drive in Socastee. When they arrived the home was fully involved.

That home was on 4313 Pine Lane, according to Assistant Chief Justin Gibbins.

WMBF News was told by witnesses on the scene the home is a rental. The renters and the owners were at the home Wednesday morning but did not want to talk about the incident.

Fire investigators say the home is a total loss. Investigators believe the fire may have been caused by lightning.

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