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Horry County Government Council Chairman Mark Lazarus was on scene at the Windsor Green apartment community this morning and spoke with officials. Lazarus said, “Our first responders acted quickly and worked diligently to protect and serve the people of Horry County. A firefighter from the first arriving Horry County Fire Rescue crews rescued an adult female and her dog from an upstairs bedroom. We appreciate the community’s support as their actions helped save lives last night. I would also like to thank our partner agencies, Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Conway Fire Department for their assistance. This was truly a team effort and I am incredibly proud of the work everyone did last night and continues to do in the wake of this event. My thoughts are with the families and neighbors impacted by the fire.”
Councilmember Al Allen stated, “I am very proud of how all of our Public Safety personnel responded, from 911 to all the boots on the ground. If not for this precise, professional and timely response the outcome could have been much worse. Many thanks and gratitude to all of #TeamHorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were injured and have suffered losses.”
The fire impacted one building in the Windsor Green apartment community and destroyed nine total dwelling units. Sixteen people were displaced, nine of those without injury. Horry County Fire Rescue transported a total of seven patients. There were no injuries to the responding firefighters. Horry County Fire Rescue units arrived on scene approximately five minutes after being dispatched. The quick work of the responding fire crews ensured that nearby buildings did not catch fire. Horry County Code Enforcement officials on scene assessed the two adjacent buildings and determined that they were safe for occupancy. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. At this time there is no indication that this is a suspicious fire.
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