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Fire breaks out at abandoned Ocean Boulevard motel overnight

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A fire broke out at a former Ocean Boulevard motel Thursday morning.

Emerald Shores is a motel believed to be abandoned, and a fence lining the property is adorned with "No Trespassing" signs. Myrtle Beach police confirmed the fire was under control by 4 a.m.

WMBF News crews on scene said it appeared a beachfront unit was the source of the fire. There were units from the Myrtle Beach Police Department and Myrtle Beach Fire while first-responders worked to put out the flames.

Crews spent time looking around in the dark with flashlights investigating what happened.

Information is still developing, and WMBF News is looking into exactly what happened and how police and fire officials will investigate. Stay tuned for the latest details.

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