Myrtle Beach, SC (WBTW) – Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that triggered several explosions and destroyed a North Myrtle Beach fuel company Sunday night.
According to a news release from North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer Pat Dowling, the incident occurred at Ford’s Fuel Service, located at 1519 Old Highway 17.
The fire began around 9:25 p.m. and was extinguished around 10:30 p.m.
The force of the explosion also damaged an adjacent rental center, Dowling said.
Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire or if anyone was injured.
A portion of a nearby subdivision, Sunset Harbor, was evacuated voluntarily due to heavy smoke in the area. Public Safety personnel advised some residents in the path of the smoke to leave their homes temporarily, if they so desired, Dowling said.
Dowling said As a result of the fire, Old Highway 17 would remain closed until further notice.