Advance Auto Parts NMB

The Advance Auto Parts at 806 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach was destroyed in an early Friday morning fire. Photo courtesy of North Myrtle Beach Fire 

A fire completely destroyed the Advance Auto Parts store at 806 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach early Friday morning. 

The call for the fire came in at 1:03 a.m., said city spokesperson Pat Dowling, and the city closed down the highway while crews battled the blaze.

Three engine trucks and two ladder trucks from North Myrtle and two engine trucks and one ladder truck from Horry County responded to the fire while Calabash and Myrtle Beach provided coverage of the city, Dowling said. 

"It was a total loss. The only store that was impacted by the fire was the auto store," Dowling said, adding that fire crews sprayed down adjacent buildings to make sure they didn't burn. "They did a great job in preserving those buildings from any damage."

North Myrtle Beach is investigating the cause of the fire, but Dowling said the city doesn't expect to find any suspicious behavior as a cause.

The fire was contained by 2:30 a.m., according to North Myrtle Beach Fire, and Highway 17 was reopened by 5 a.m. 

NMB Advance Auto Parts fire 2

The Advance Auto Parts at 806 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach was destroyed in an early Friday morning fire. Photo courtesy of North Myrtle Beach Fire 

0
0
0
0
1

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.