October 28, 2020

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Crews respond to fire on 12th floor balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Crews responded to a fire at a hotel in Myrtle Beach Wednesday night, according to Capt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire.

Crews were called to Holiday Sands South near Ocean Blvd. and 25th Ave. South for a fire on the 12th floor.

Because the fire was on the balcony and not in the room, the sprinkler system was not effective, according to the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.

According to Evans, one person complained of smoke inhalation but didn’t want to go to the hospital. He also said people were in the room at the time of the fire.

The fire did not not reach any other rooms, according to HCFD.

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“A commercial structure fire is a whole different thing, especially in hotels on the 12th floor,” Evans said. “It takes longer to get up there, a lot more cumbersome and difficult to put out but fortunately with most hotels, they have sprinkler systems and they’re built to keep the fire in the room of origin, which is what happened here.”

Fire officials originally said the fire was at Residence Inn and then clarified that the person who called and reported the fire was from the Residence Inn.