NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Horry County firefighters responded to a multi-residence building fire in North Myrtle Beach.
They were called around 10:20 p.m. Friday to a Ocean Creek Resort and Plantation on Ocean Creek Drive off Highway 17.
Horry County Fire and Rescue said 21 apartments were affected by the fire. No one was injured in the fire, according to Horry County Fire and Rescue.
A total of 82 firefighters from Horry County Fire and Rescue, Myrtle Beach Fire and North Myrtle Beach Fire helped to fight the fire.
Firefighters said the fire has been knocked down and they’re in the overhaul phase of their response, which means they’re making sure the fire hasn’t spread to other parts of the building and that everyone has been evacuated.
Horry County Fire and Rescue spokesman Tony Casey said that a conference was in town and the majority people attending that conference were staying in the building which is known as Lodge 1 and Restaurant.
It’s not clear how the fire started. The investigation is ongoing.