Tourism officials say beaches are not affected by wildfires

As some locals in the Horry County area return to find their homes destroyed or severely damaged, Nancy Gray with the City of Myrtle Beach says the location of the fire hasn’t effected tourism.
“Business is usual for our visitors, the weather is gorgeous and the resort area is open. The Horry County wildfire is impacting west of the inter-coastal waterway and for our visitors that means that most attractions and hotels are not affected,” says Gray.
Gray says those particular facilities are east of the intercoastal waterways, so visitors will not really notice any changes to the area.