Nearby daycare evacuated after pizzeria catches fire on Burcale - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Nearby daycare evacuated after pizzeria catches fire on Burcale Road

Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem) Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem)
Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem) Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem)
Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem) Image of the firefighters at the scene of the fire. (Source: Lt. Brian VanAerenem)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A pizzeria caught fire Monday morning, causing a nearby daycare to evacuate before the fire was brought under control, officials confirmed.

The fire spread from Serafino’s Pizzeria at Burcale Road and Claypond Road, a 60-by-80-foot commercial structure, to another unit in the building before it was brought under control at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, said Lt. Brian VanAernem with Horry County Fire Rescue.

Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the rear of the building when they arrived, according to HCFR Capt. Joe Stevens.

They entered and put out the fire at the rear of the building within a short period of time. Myrtle Beach Fire brought in one ladder truck to assist.

There were no injuries reported and the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing now, Stevens said.

Balancing Buddies, a nearby child care center, evacuated and called parents to come pick up their children, said Kristen Brown, who dealt with this situation on her first day as owner and director of the school.

She said the emergency evacuation went smoothly.

“A couple of the teachers were like, 'There’s smoke behind the building,'" Brown said. "And we looked out and we said, 'Get all of the kids out, pull the alarm.' And they went out in a fashionably manner, so it was awesome,” Brown said. 

Brown added smoke from the fire got inside of the Balancing Buddies building, so staff members planned to work to clean out the smell to allow the students to return Tuesday morning.

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Breaking

    BB gun found in first grader’s backpack on first day of school

    BB gun found in first grader’s backpack on first day of school

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:57:29 GMT
    Google Street View image of Waccamaw Elementary School. (Source: Google)Google Street View image of Waccamaw Elementary School. (Source: Google)

    A BB gun was brought into Waccamaw Elementary by a student on the first day of school, a spokesperson for Horry County Schools confirmed. A 6-year-old boy in first grade showed up with the BB gun in his backpack, confirmed HCS spokeswoman Teal Britton.

    More >>

    A BB gun was brought into Waccamaw Elementary by a student on the first day of school, a spokesperson for Horry County Schools confirmed. A 6-year-old boy in first grade showed up with the BB gun in his backpack, confirmed HCS spokeswoman Teal Britton.

    More >>
  • Three Surfside Beach volunteers call it quits

    Three Surfside Beach volunteers call it quits

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:30:45 GMT
    Source: Surfside Beach Facebook pageSource: Surfside Beach Facebook page

    “Integrity, common sense and Elvis have a lot in common with me. We’ve all left the building.” With that, Surfside Beach resident Betty Lowery stormed out of the Surfside Beach town council meeting Tuesday night after having submitted her resignation from the town’s Planning Commission. Her resignation followed that of Sandra Elliott who earlier had also resigned from the same commission.

    More >>

    “Integrity, common sense and Elvis have a lot in common with me. We’ve all left the building.” With that, Surfside Beach resident Betty Lowery stormed out of the Surfside Beach town council meeting Tuesday night after having submitted her resignation from the town’s Planning Commission. Her resignation followed that of Sandra Elliott who earlier had also resigned from the same commission.

    More >>
  • Anti-drug task force summit to take place in Florence

    Anti-drug task force summit to take place in Florence

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 8:18 AM EDT2017-08-23 12:18:05 GMT

    An anti-drug task force summit will take place in Florence Wednesday. 

    More >>

    An anti-drug task force summit will take place in Florence Wednesday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly