Apartment fire in Horry County damages multiple units, Red Cross assisting 15 people

Apartment fire in Horry County damages multiple units, Red Cross assisting 15 people
(Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: HCFR Twitter)
(Source: HCFR Twitter)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Fire Rescue crews battled an early morning apartment fire, according to a tweet from HCFR.

The 20 unit apartment complex is on Fairwood Lakes Lane, near Island Green. According to HCFR, there was heavy damage to 6 units, and water and smoke damage to 20 units.

"The back of the whole building is gone. Everything was completely destroyed. We knew it was destroyed flames were shooting it went to the roof and they had to make a hole in the roof and the side," said resident Shirley LaFrance.

There were no injuries reported.

According to a news release from the American Red Cross, initial reports estimated they would provide assistance to as many as 35 people. An updated release stated they will provide immediate assistance to 15 people.

The Murrells Inlet Fire Department worked with HCFR to extinguish the fire.

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