Multi-alarm structure fire in North Myrtle Beach


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Firefighters are responding to a multi-alarm structure fire in North Myrtle Beach.

According to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, the fire is at a building in the 5900 block of North Ocean Boulevard. Part of N. Ocean Boulevard remains closed in the area, as of 7:30 p.m. Nixon Street is now open. See below for updates on road closures.

Courtesy: North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue

Pat Dowling with the City of North Myrtle Beach says the building is a 4-story residence that is under construction and that the fourth and first floors were fully engulfed in flames. No one was inside the building at the time. A firefighter working on the third floor of the building became exhausted and was escorted down to the ground floor. No injuries have been reported. Firefighters will remain on scene for a while tonight.

Horry County Fire Rescue is assisting.

According to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, just after 6:30 p.m., the bulk of the fire had been knocked down and crews are working to extinguish hidden pockets of fire.

People are asked to avoid the area.

Around 8 p.m. officials said 60th Avenue North had reopened, from N. Ocean Blvd to Nixon Street.

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