VIDEO: A massive fire broke out at Ocean Lakes Family Campground early Friday morning.
Crews were dispatched to the blaze around 4:45 a.m., according to Horry County Fire Rescue.
Officials said 10 units were damaged, with three to four completely destroyed. In addition, about six cars and six golf carts also sustained damage.
According to officials, the fire displaced 45 people. A post on Ocean Lakes Campground’s social media pages stated two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No injuries were reported among guests or residents, according to Ocean Lakes staff. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground is located at 6001 S. Kings Highway.
“Our top priority has been assisting the guests that were displaced by the fire with their immediate needs and trying to comfort the families as best we can. Most of the families impacted were on vacation,” the Ocean Lakes social media post stated.
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The Lexington County Fire Service is currently in the process of adding a new battalion chief to their staff on each of their three shifts. Battalion chiefs are the highest-ranking fire officers stationed in the field daily that regularly respond to emergencies.
The LCFS does have other senior officers, most of whom are stationed on Ballpark Road at headquarters. These officers respond in certain situations and capacities if extra assistance is needed at an emergency. They also take turns being on-call and initiate certain management actions if the battalion chiefs are tied up on emergencies. Their daily duties normally include managing everything from fire prevention to logistics.
The county has been operating with two battalion chiefs per shift in the past. One covered what’s known as the North Region of the county and the other the South Region.
Shannon Scaff is all too familiar with hurricane season. But hurricane season amid a pandemic? Not so much.
Scaff is the City of Charleston Emergency Management Director. He admits this hurricane season is not a normal one.
"The coronavirus has obviously added a very unique set of circumstances this year," said Scaff.
That's why he created a Hurricane Task Force.
The task force has already secured 90,000 face masks and a significant amount of hand sanitizer for emergency personnel and the city of Charleston.
"I am very confident we have the city in about as good a place as we can possibly be," said Scaff.
The city's first responders will be required to wear face masks at all times, but will break social distancing guidelines if needed.
The Emergency Operations Center has put measures in place to limit the number of decision makers in one area.
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Crews with Horry County Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle collision with entrapment Thursday evening.
According to HCFR, at 12:09 p.m. crews were sent to the area of Highway 544 and West Cox Ferry Road in Conway.
Following extrication, one person was transported to the hospital with injuries, and two other people signed medical waivers, HCFR said.
Conway Fire Department and the South Carolina Highway patrol were on the scene.
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The St. John’s Fire Department says they put out a house fire on James Island early Thursday morning.
Firefighters say the responded to a possible structure fire at 12:20 a.m. Thursday.
When they arrived, firefighters say they found heavy fire on the side of the home and extending upwards into the structure.
No injuries were reported by the fire department, and the St. John Fire Marshall Division says they will be investigating the incident.
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