HCFR: Crews respond to five homes for potential lightning strikes

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to five structure fires related to possible lightning strikes Monday evening, according to Tony Casey with Horry County Fire Rescue.

All five calls were dispatched between 5:25 p.m. and 5:57 p.m. The structure fires were reported at homes on Jones Road, Churchill Downs Drive, Shoreward Drive, Stonebrook Drive, and Walcott Drive, Casey said.

Investigators determined the fire on Churchill Downs was due to a lightning strike, according to HCFR. Five people were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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All of the calls are reported to be related to lightning strikes. No other details are available at this time. Count on News13 for updates.

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