MURRELLS INLET, SC – (WBTW) Firefighters responded to a fire at Huntington Beach State Park Wednesday Morning.
They say it happened at the park’s nature center.
State park employees confirm there were dozens of animals in the nature center including alligators, snakes, fish, and crabs.
Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman believes none of the animals survived the fire.
According to a press statement by Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie Broach, the investigation of the fire scene indicates the probable cause of the fire was a lightning strike.