Firefighters battle multi-alarm building fire in North Myrtle Beach

Firefighters battle multi-alarm building fire in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach firefighters respond to multi-alarm house fire. (Source: North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The cause of a multi-alarm building fire Thursday in North Myrtle Beach is under investigation.

Crews with North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue responded to 5900 North Ocean Boulevard at around 5:45 p.m. where they found a four-story building engulfed in flames.

North Myrtle Beach spokesperson Pat Dowling said the building was under construction and was unoccupied at the time. He said the fourth and bottom stories of the building were on fire, and that the flames went up the side of the building.

Officials say the blaze caused the roof of the building to collapse.

Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue and the Myrtle Beach Fire Department also responded and remained on scene until about 11 p.m.

Some firefighters were still on scene Friday morning.

No civilian injuries were reported.

Officials say three firefighters were evaluated during the fire for overexertion and exhaustion with no significant complications or injuries reported.

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