In 2012, there were 69 fire deaths in South Carolina, according to a press release from the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
Myrtle Beach Fire is urging residents to have an escape plan in place.
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,331,500 fires, which resulted in 3,120 deaths, 17,720 injuries and about $11,593,000,000 in direct property loss.
There was a civilian death every 169 minutes and an injury every 30 minutes in 2010.
Fore help designing your own escape plan, contact the Myrtle Beach Fire Department public education division at (843) 918-1221.