April 24, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Officials in South Carolina fear weather conditions may send the flames from a wildfire even closer to neighborhoods, golf courses and businesses. Low humidity and high winds are expected Thursday.
The coastal fire has destroyed at least one home and forced dozens of people to flee their houses north of Myrtle Beach. It has scorched almost five square miles and is not yet under control. State Forestry Commission spokesman Scott Hawkins says organic material in the swampy soil is feeding the fire.
The fire has spread to one golf course at the well-known Grande Dunes resort, although officials say the resort itself not in danger.