‘Most devastating thing I have ever seen’: North Myrtle Beach homeowner reacts to fire

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Sandra Causey, a Conway resident, said she heard the news about 8 a.m. Wednesday about a fire near her North Myrtle Beach property.

““It’s just the most devastating thing I have ever seen,” she said.

Three victims, who suffered burns and scrapes, and one with a broken leg from jumping out of the home, were transported to hospitals. The victims were found on the ground when firefighters arrived.

According to witnesses, the house was completely engulfed in flames between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Garry Spain said the department received the call about ten minutes after eight and arrived within two to three minutes.

When officials arrived on scene, two homes had suffered total losses, and power lines were down and live on the ground.

“It was a very rough scene on arrival,” Spain said.

Eduardo Roaciles, 67, witnessed the fire take place and helped the family evacuate. His wife woke him up when the fire started.

“My wife saw the smoke coming up from the house,” he said. “I walked out and saw people coming out from the house, one jumped. I helped the family, I bring them across the street so they stayed out of the heat.”

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