Late-night fire heavily damages Calabash restaurant

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Calabash Fire Department and several mutual-aid companies battled a blaze that broke out late Saturday night at a Calabash restaurant.


Coleman’s Restaurant at 9931 Nance St. sustained heavy damages to its roof and front portion during the fire reported at 11:36 p.m. Aug. 16.

Arriving units found smoke pouring from the roof of the one-story structure, and flames broke through shortly thereafter, according to fire department spokeswoman Honey Shore. Firefighters battled the blaze for just over an hour before bringing it under control.

Firefighters were able to salvage a number of family pictures and mementoes belonging to the owners of the longtime family restaurant overlooking the Calabash River.

The Calabash Fire Department was assisted by Sunset Beach, Grissettown-Longwood, and Horry County fire departments, as well as Calabash and Brunswick County EMS and the Ocean Isle Fire Department, which was on standby.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.