Crews battle 3-alarm fire in office building in Myrtle Beach, firefighters evacuated

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach firefighters continued to battle a three-alarm fire late Tuesday night at an office building in the 1100 block of 48th Avenue North.

The fire, which broke out about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, is in a building containing several business offices near the intersection of 48th Avenue North and Robert Grissom Parkway. Motorists were asked to avoid Grissom Parkway between 48th and 38th Ave North.

Capt. Jonathan Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said about 10:15 p.m. that firefighters had begun evacuating the building because of unsafe roof conditions and shifting their efforts to defensive maneuvers. No injuries have been reported. he said.

Evans said Tuesday night it was too early to confirm the origin or cause of the fire. He added that fire units were expected to remain on the scene throughout the night and that the area would be boarded up.

Master Cpl. Tom Vest of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said officers directed traffic at the intersection while crews continued to fight the fire.

No other information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.

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