Crews respond to house fire in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire, Midway Fire and Surfside Beach Fire responded to a house fire around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Murrells Inlet off of Richmond Hill Drive, according to the Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Chief Norman Knight.

Knight says the fire started in the attic of the garage and when units arrived on scene, flames were through the roof and the garage had partially collapsed.

Knight believes the house is a total loss but some items inside the home can be salvaged.

Neighbors say a woman lives there but she is out of town.

Firefighters did not go into the home initially due to the possibility of it collapsing.