Loris Florist and Gifts fire

A fire destroyed Loris Florist and Gifts Tuesday morning. 

A fire destroyed Loris Florist and Gifts Tuesday morning. 

Loris and Horry County firefighters responded to the blaze at 4814 Main St. in Loris and crews were still on scene around 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The business' owner April Sims suspects the fire was caused by a van that ignited inside a carport. 

Three people were at the business when flames began to swallow the building, but everyone was able to make it to safety.

"I just thank God everybody's OK," Sims said. "This is replaceable."

Born and raised in Loris, Sims plans to relocate her business temporarily.

"I spend more time here than I do [at] home," she said.


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