Massive fire spreads to five condos in South Carolina

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CHERRY GROVE, SC (WBTW) – Fire crews are responding to a working fire on 49th and North Ocean Boulevard in Cherry Grove.

News13 crews arrived at the fire around 7:30 p.m. and initially observed one condo on fire. As of 9:45 p.m., five condos were on fire and one was already burned to the ground.

Officials on the scene say they are currently working to ensure that the fire wouldn’t spread to more properties in the area.

News13 was able to make contact with the owner of one of the condos. The owner, who lives out of state, says they were made aware of the fire at 9 p.m. when a neighbor in Cherry Grove called her family.

When the owner called the fire department, she says they did not answer her call. She called police next who said they had received 39 calls and it was impossible for them to get anyone to the scene.

Firemen are not sure how the fire began, but there is a possibility that a nearby power line could be the cause.

Officials were not yet able to confirm whether or not anyone was in the condos at the time.

National Guardsmen were also on the scene of the fire.

Count on News13 to bring you the latest in this breaking story as details become available.

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