What to do after a fire hits your home

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Recovering from a fire is a long road - the stress and emotion will be overwhelming at times, but here's a few steps those affected by the fire should take immediately:

First, contact your insurance company right away.

Once you have been given the okay to go inside your home, make sure you talk to your insurance agent about how they want you to make a list of everything that has been destroyed or damaged.

Ask them how they want you to secure your home and who they recommend to help with the clean up.

If you lost credit cards and vital documents, work on getting them replaced right away, and save all of your receipts so you can show the costs of clean up to your insurance agent.

FEMA has a complete guide on what to do after a fire, find it here: