Three-alarm fire at North Myrtle Beach Flea Market ruled accidental

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) — Horry County Fire Rescue has ruled a commercial structure fire that caused extensive damage Wednesday afternoon as an accident.

The third-alarm fire was at the North Myrtle Beach Flea Market off Hwy 17 in Little River, according to Tony Casey, a spokesman with the agency. That’s between the intersections of Highways 90 and 9. The call came in around 2 p.m.

One person was treated for minor injuries, Casey said. The person was not taken to the hospital.

There was extensive damage inside several of the garage doors. State fire investigators were on scene Wednesday evening.

The public was asked to avoid the area. Several lanes of Highway 17 were closed as crews worked. It took crews about two hours to put out the fire in part of the flea market.

Officials have not said what caused the fire.

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