Families Evacuated in Loris After Large Fire Damages Multiple Structures
April 21, 2021
Source: WBTW CBS 13
Approximate area reportedly sustaining structural damage:
– Loris (Horry County, 29569)
*Fire burning in area of Raven Drive and Highway 9
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
LORIS, S.C. (WBTW) — Multiple structures were damaged in a large fire in Loris and nearby homes were evacuated, according to Tony Casey with Horry County Fire Rescue.
Casey previously told News13 five structures were damaged but later said a specific number couldn’t be confirmed at this time.
The fire was called in the area of Raven Drive and Highway 9 Business, Casey said. No injuries were reported but homes along Flag Patch Road had to be evacuated.
One of the families who had to be evacuated said material things can be replaced and everyone’s safety was the most important thing.
“This if my first time ever being in a situation like this,” Andrea Kelly said. “The first thing I did was I prayed. I said ‘Lord, if you let me get through this, I’m good. If I get my kids out, if I get everybody out safely, I’m good.’”
“Nobody’s hurt. A house is a house. You can always get another house. You can always get clothes and material things. I’m just glad we got our health and strength and our lives. That’s all that counts to me right now.”
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