Early morning fire damages Murrells Inlet businesses

      Building in Murrells Inlet damaged by early morning fire. / Jestin Henry

      An early morning fire in Georgetown County damaged a building on highway 17 business in Murrells Inlet. It houses Big Ass Sandwich Shop, Murrells Inlet Design Custom Printing, Capt. John's Barber Shop and Inlet Architectural Design.

      M urrells Inlet Garden City Fire and Rescue crews responded at 4:50 a.m Sunday when a cab driver saw the fire and called for help.

      C aptain Scott Gosnell says the fire took about 40 minutues to extinguish.

      M ost of the damage is in the roof area of the building.

      Gosnell adds a lot of work will need to be done before the businesses can reopen.

      N o other nearby buildings were damaged.

      T he cause is under investigation.

      M idway Fire Rescue and Surfside Beach Fire Department assisted.