MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A stretch of Shore Drive in Myrtle Beach was opened Wednesday morning after crews worked to tear down parts of a building damaged in a four-alarm fire late Tuesday night.
Horry County Fire Rescue was called to the fire in the Ocean Bridge Complex about 11 p.m. The building is in the 9000 block of Shore Drive, HCFR said. Officials say the road will remain closed “for a while,” and ask people in the area to find a different route.
One resident explained what what she’s feeling in the aftermath of the fire, which burned throughout the night.
“I’m feeling very emotional,” Vinnie Nudo Frazier said. “Like up and down. Crying one minute, laughing the next minute. But you know everyone is safe, that’s the most important thing. Everyone got out, and we just got to start over.”
Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey told News13 crews Wednesday morning that he thinks this is the first four-alarm fire in the department’s history.
Casey said there are 15 units in the affected building, most of which were damaged by fire, wind, water and smoke. Five permanent residents were displaced, but no injuries were reported.
As of 11 a.m., crews remained on the scene to continue cleaning up after the fire.
Fire crews from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Calabash all assisted.
The fire remains under investigation. Count on News13 for updates.