All lanes of Highway 701 South reopen after a house fire

Fire rips through home on 701

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - An overnight fire destroyed a home in Horry County early Saturday morning.

Horry County Fire Rescue and Conway Fire Departments responded to a home off of Highway 701 South around 4 a.m.

Justin Gibbins, Assistant Chief of Horry County Fire Rescue, confirmed that there was a car in the carport and stated that when crews arrived, 50 percent of the home was gone and a small yard fire was burning from a downed power line. The house sustained heavy damage.

As of 7 a.m., all lanes of Highway 701 are reopened. Crews are still investigating what caused the fire.

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