Man found dead in Longs area fire, barricade situation identified

Andrew Brent Lewis Death – Obituary : 49-year-old Andrew Brent Lewis, has been identified as the victim found dead after a home went up in flames after a barricade situation in the Longs area, reports said.

Lewis was pronounced dead on the scene in the incident on Water Tower Road, authorities say.

According to Deputies with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Officials responded to the home at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to evict Lewis.

Lewis reportedly barricaded himself inside, and heavy flames and smoke were seen coming from the home shortly after.

Multiple agencies were called to the scene including Horry County Fire Rescue, the Horry County Police Department and the SWAT team.

Officials said a man – later identified as Lewis – and a dog were found deceased inside the home once the fire was extinguished.

The State Law Enforcement Division is leading the investigation into the incident.