Man dead, damage reported after Horry County fire

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 1:27 PM EDT
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LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) - One person is dead and damage was reported after a fire in Horry County on Monday.

Horry County Fire Rescue said crews were called to a nearly two-acre outdoor fire involving a burned camper and several vehicles in the area of Highway 554 in Loris.

The fire was contained later in the afternoon.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard later identified the person that died as 62-year-old Johnny Lee Ellerbee. She added that Ellerbee was discovered in his home after it was destroyed by the fire and that he died of smoke inhalation.

The Horry County Police Department is investigating.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission assisted county crews with the fire.

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