Holden Beach business destroyed in overnight fire

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – A convenience store and bar in Holden Beach is in ruins after a two-alarm fire Thursday night.

Videos and pictures from WECT viewers show flames shooting out of the roof of the Holden Beach Trolley Stop on Jordan Boulevard, which you can view at the top of this story. You can also view security camera footage of the fire below, courtesy of the shop:

Chief Doug Todd with the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department says the initial call for the fire came in around 11:11 p.m.

Firefighters arrived at the scene within minutes and put out the flames, then stayed on the scene until just after 4:00 a.m. to extinguish and monitor hot spots.

Todd says the fire appears to have started in the business’s bar area on the ground floor.

He says investigators believe it was an accident, but they are still searching for an exact cause.

No one was hurt.

Several agencies helped with the initial fire response, including Supply VFD, Civietown Fire/Rescue, Shallotte Fire Department, Brunswick County EMS, and Holden Beach Police.

Crews with the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department and Sunset Harbor & Zion Hill VFD responded to the second alarm.

The Brunswick County Fire Marshall’s office was also at the scene and is investigating.

This developing story will be updated as more details become available.