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Massive fire near Myrtle Beach leaves nearly 200 people homeless

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Nearly 190 people are homeless  after a massive fire destroyed more than 25 buildings including more than 100 apartments near Myrtle Beach this weekend. Casework with the Red cross will determine financial assistance starting Monday at 10 AM. 

 The shelter is located at the Beach Church at 557 George Bishop Parkway.

The blaze at Windsor Green in Carolina Forest torched dozens of buildings Saturday night as winds and low humidity fed the fire.

Sunday, rescue crews searched for possible victims as residents looked to see what was left of their homes.

Forestry Service spokesman Scott Hawkins said investigators determined where the fire started but are still investigating how the original grass and woods fire began.

No injuries had been reported by Sunday.

 Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier told WBTW that it was a very emotional scene at the Red Cross shelter as people learned they lost their homes and numerous pets.

Hawkins reminds residents that the Red Flag warning remains in effect, meaning weather conditions contribute to an elevated fire danger level.

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