NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two overnight fires in the North Myrtle Beach area have destroyed two mobile homes, officials at the scene confirm.
The fires started at about 4 a.m. Tuesday morning on Heron Street. Fire officials say two separate mobile homes that are about 15 yards from each other caught on fire separately.
Fire investigators with both North Myrtle Beach and Horry County have declared the fires suspicious. The structures, believed to be vacation rental homes, were empty and no one was hurt, officials later stated in a news release.
"There was an explosion - a loud boom," one neighbor told WMBF News. "A lot of noise around here, it rattled around, and I thought nothing of it. I went back to bed, and next thing I knew, the fire trucks were here."
Neighbors in the Creekside Mobile Home Park are on edge after the fires, saying those two homes have been vandalized and burglarized before. They believe this could be the work of the same culprit.
"They've tried to break into my back building," said one witness. "There's a lot of activity right here in this area."
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