2 dead, one injured in Myrtle Beach campground fire


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Two people are dead and another injured after an overnight fire in Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner said the fire occurred at Apache Family Campground and Pier on Kings Road off Lake Arrowhead Road around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

An incident report lists a 62-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man as those killed in the fire. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.

Four trailers caught fire and two of them were destroyed, Tanner confirmed.

Horry County Police said officers were also dispatched to the structure fire where, upon arrival, officers were told that three people were inside the home during the fire.

The incident report says the residence was engulfed in flames before being contained by firefighters.

Crime scene and Criminal Investigation Division were notified, along with the arson investigators, the report states.

The investigation is now being lead by Arson Investigator A. Smith.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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