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A beach house along the 180 block of Norris Drive in Litchfield was heavily damaged by smoke and fire Friday morning.  A neighbor made the call around 4:07 a.m. that a house was burning just past the Litchfield Inn.

When crews arrived on scene the smoke was billowing out of every side. Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman tells News13 the second floor of the house collapsed while firefighters were trying to contain the fire.  One firefighter did fall through a hole but Chief Eggiman said he's alright and they were very fortunate.

The house, which was undergoing renovations,  wasn't occupied at the time.  The chief says their investigation has deemed the fire accidental and electrical in nature.

Midway Fire received aid from Georgetown City and County Fire, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire, Horry County Fire Rescue, and Georgetown County Fire-EMS.

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