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      Georgetown Coast Guard responds to boat fire in Little River

      File photo (WCIV)

      LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Coast Guard crews responded Thursday to a fire on a boat carrying 40 people off Little River.

      Coast Guard officials said crews from Station Georgetown and Station Oak Island were called to the scene just before 5:30 p.m.

      No injuries were reported, and officials said the fire was out before crews arrived on the scene.

      Thirty-eight adults were aboard the boat, along with two children.

      The 40-foot vessel is operating on one engine and is being escorted back to its home port of Calabash, N.C., the Coast Guard said in a news release.

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