17 homeless after fire destroys apartments near Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged 12 apartments near Myrtle Beach leaving 17 people homeless.

Media outlets report that the fire broke out late Tuesday afternoon at the complex in the Carolina Forest development on the mainland side of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Nobody who lived in the apartments was injured although one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation and a second was treated for heat exhaustion. Both firefighters are expected to make full recoveries.

About 100 firefighters responded to the fire that took more than an hour to bring under control.

Firefighters say the fire broke out in a second floor apartment and quickly spread to the third floor of the three-story building.

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