Fire destroys Conway home without smoke detector

Source: Justin Gibbins
Source: Justin Gibbins

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Conway family was displaced after a fire today destroyed their home.

The fire was at a home on Deborah Circle, off Dongola Highway, around 6:10 a.m., according to Chief Brian VanAernem.

A mother and her five children were home at the time of the fire. The mother woke up and saw the fire and got everyone out. No one received injuries.

Chief VanAernem said the heavy fire was in a bedroom, when firefighters arrived, and it spread into the living room.

There was no trace of a smoke detector in the home.

Horry County Fire and Rescue crews will be returning to the neighborhood to check residents for smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Horry County Fire Rescue offers a Smoke Alarm Installation Program:

· Free program for Horry County residents

· Provide assistance for battery replacement

· Provide smoke detectors to those who cannot afford them

· Hearing impaired smoke detectors are available

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