North Myrtle Beach resort evacuated after fire

(North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue)

The Peppertree Ocean Club in North Myrtle Beach was evacuated Monday evening after a fire broke out in a laundry room.

Crews with North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue were able to extinguish the fire quickly, according to city spokesman Pat Dowling, but are still at the scene for hot spots.

The fire was reported on the second floor, according to Dowling.

The damage from the fire was contained to the room where it originated, according to fire officials.

We have a crew heading to the scene and will bring you updates as they come in.

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