Multiple-structure fire forces evacuations from Ocean Lakes; 10 homes damaged, 3 destroyed

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Ten homes were damaged and 45 people have been affected by a large fire that raged through a section of Neptune Road in the Ocean Lakes Campground.

At least four of the sites were destroyed and two firefighters were taken to the hospital from heat exhaustion, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. Six vehicles and six golf carts were also damaged.

Forty-five guests were impacted but no one was injured, according to Ocean Lakes Campground. Campsites were not affected by the fire.

“Our top priority has been assisting the guests that were displaced by the fire with their immediate needs and trying to comfort the families as best we can,” the campground posted on social media. “Most of the families impacted were on vacation.”

Fire Chief Joey Tanner said he expects the Red Cross will offer help to the victims.

Officials will be on site most of the day assessing damage and investigating the cause. Count on News13 for updates as we work to learn more.


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Fire Rescue is responding to reports of a several-structure fire at Ocean Lakes Campground Friday morning.

At 4:44 a.m., HCFR crews were dispatched to a three-alarm fire at 6001 S. Kings Highway, according to officials.

According to HCFR Spokesperson Tony Casey, multiple units have been damaged and many more have been evacuated.

We are still working to identify the exact number of buildings on fire. Witnesses told News13’s Ashley Hendricks at least three were burning.

This is an active scene, under investigation. Details are limited at this time. Count on News13 for updates.

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