North Myrtle Beach Wildfires

North Myrtle Fire
Above and Bottom: Fire fighters from three departments check for hot spots at the site of a home destroyed by fire on Swift Street in North Myrtle Beach after wildfires swept through roughly 20,000 acres just outside the grand strand of North Myrtle Beach on Thursday April 23, 2009, destroying some 70 homes and damaging many more.

As of Friday evening, SC Forestry believes the fire to be 60 percent contained, although more homes remain at risk. A yard fire that was not adequately extinguished some six days ago is believed to be the cause of the blaze, and one individual has received two citations for burning violations connected with the wildfires.

Below: Wildfires continue to rage in Horry County in the early morning hours of Friday April 24 as South Carolina Forestry Commission workers do their best to control the spread of the flames (second from bottom).

Wildfire 5

Wildfire 2

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