Fire damages several units of Socastee apartment complex

Photo source: Horry County Fire Rescue

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County firefighters responded to a blaze at an apartment building early Sunday morning.

According to a tweet by HCFR, the fire broke out at an apartment complex on Fairwood Lakes Lane around 3:00 a.m.

The 20 unit apartment complex suffered fire damage to 6 units and water and smoke damage to 6 units.

According to officials with the American Red Cross, initial reports estimated they would provide help to 25-35 people. An updated release stated they will provide immediate assistance to 15 people.

The Murrells Inlet Fire Department helped extinguish the fire.