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South Carolina Forest Fire - Apartments Burned

7:16 PM, Mar 17, 2013   |    comments
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Myrtle Beach, SC - Horry County crews continue to battle a blaze in Carolina Forest. Smoke from the fire could be seen from the Myrtle Beach area. According to Horry County spokesperson, Lisa Bourcier, more than 20 buildings were destroyed.

Horry County Fire Rescue PIO Leslie Yancey says the blaze started as a brush fire. Yancey says she believes the fire is contained to a specific area.

She said Ocean Bay Middle School will be the shelter and the American Red Cross is helping families.

Yancey said the fire mostly affected people in the Windsor Green community.

She said one firefighter was transported to the hospital but she doesn't have information on his injury.

Ashley Park resident and Spring Lake Drive residents are not being allowed in their home, per Yancey.

There is no word on when they will be able to return.

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