Community rallies behind North Myrtle Beach firefighter after losing business in barn fire

LORIS, S.C. (WMBF) – The community is coming together to support a Loris family whose barn was destroyed by fire Monday night.

North Myrtle Beach firefighter David Reed spends his days controlling fires throughout Horry County. But the last fire he had to fight was at his own home, as the barn used for his family-owned business was completely engulfed in flames.

As he and his family comb through the wreckage, the community is letting them know they’re not alone.

“It’s just absolutely devastating how much they give to others, and then for something like this to happen to them,” said Fairland Ferguson, a family friend.

Ferguson has known Leslie and David Reed for nearly two decades. She says while Reed has constantly given back to his community as a first responder, he’s always had another goal he’s been working toward.

“It was David’s dream to have a business shop like this,” said Ferguson. “To have a shop, to have his fence building…

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