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HCFR: Two-alarm scrap metal fire under control in Little River; Highway 57 still closed

Crews were called to an outdoor fire in Little River just after 12 p.m. Wednesday.
Crews were called to an outdoor fire in Little River just after 12 p.m. Wednesday.(Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)
Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 12:31 PM EDT
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LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (WMBF) – Firefighters responded to a two-alarm outdoor fire Wednesday afternoon in Little River.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews were called around noon to the area of Highway 57 and Highway 9 in Little River for a scrap metal fire.

A picture posted to HCFR’s social media pages showed flames bursting from the top of a debris pile.

A couple of hours later, HCFR reported that the fire was under control and being overhauled by firefighters. On-site equipment is also helping with the overhaul operations and check out any hot spots.

First responders said there are no reported injuries at this time.

Highway 57 will be closed to traffic for some time during the overhaul operations.

Calabash Fire Department, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue and Sunset Beach Fire Department helped to battle the second-alarm fire.

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