Midway firefighters battle early morning fire in Pawleys Island

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) – Midway Fire Rescue crews along with mutual aid units have battled a fire in Hagley Estates overnight.

This neighborhood is located in Pawleys Island bordering the new Founders Club golf course.

Midway Fire Rescue crews were still on scene as of 8:45 a.m. this morning and ask that drivers avoid the area if at all possible.

Tuesday evening, officials announced that the fire possibly began in the area of the home’s chimney or attic.

“We are looking at chimney and attic areas due to the reports we received and fire conditions observed. Everything is still under investigation. We did not remove the metal roof. The fire burned through in several places and we had to access from inside after we dealt with the fire and smoke on the other floors,” Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman said.

The two-story home is still standing but it sustained very heavy fire, smoke and water damage while crews fought the flames.