Multi-alarm structure fire in North Myrtle Beach

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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.

Horry County Fire Rescue providing aid to our partners at North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue at a structure fire this evening.#HCFR

Posted by Horry County Fire Rescue on Thursday, October 10, 2019

People are asked to avoid the area.

Update: Crews will continue to work hot spots and hidden pockets of fire under the collapsed debris. No injuries…

Posted by North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue on Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

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