Fire Strikes Gated South Carolina Community for 4th Time in 2008

July 9, 2008

For the fourth time this year, a home burned in a gated beach front community in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

Midway Fire and Rescue spokesman Bob Beebe told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that lightning probably caused the blaze July 7 that destroyed a two-story, 7,000-square foot home.

No one was home when the fire started.

It was the fourth time since February firefighters responded to major blazes in DeBordieu Colony. The fires destroyed three homes and damaged eight.

One fire in February was accidental, but the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating two blazes in May, including one May 13 that caused about $10 million in damage to eight homes.

Information from: The Sun News,

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