Fire at apt building near CCU campus

Fire at University Place apartments near CCU. / CCU Police

Horry County Fire Rescue and Conway Fire Department responded to a fire at University Place apartments near the campus Coastal Carolina University. The college runs off campus housing for students. According to CCU's website four, two, and one bedroom units are on the property.

When NewsChannel 15 arrived on scene just before 3:30 p.m. flames were coming out of the roof of one of the buildings and you could see heavy smoke.

No word yet on any injuries.

CCU campus security says move in day for students is August 19. Security adds the building that caught on fire was number 128.

Those staying in nearby buildings were evacuated.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.