Neighbors bang on door, warning homeowners of fire

Neighbors bang on door, warning homeowners of fire

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – The quick action of neighbors helped two people escape a house fire late Wednesday.

Two people were asleep at their home at the Blackmoor Golf Club when their neighbors woke them up by banging on their door, alerting them their home was on fire, according to Captain Jerry Howerton with the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District.

Fire crews received a call about the fire on Devonshire Road around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was put under control around midnight.

No one was injured in the fire, but Captain Howerton told WMBF News the home suffered extensive damage.

As investigators worked to determine a cause early Thursday morning, crews remained at the scene to make sure the structure was safe, said Howerton.

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District was joined at the scene by crews from Horry County Fire Rescue, Midway Fire Rescue and the Surfside Beach Fire Department.

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