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.