Fire destroys home, displaces family of 5

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A fire destroyed a Green Pond house and left a family of five without a home Wednesday.

The fire occurred at 1015 Turkey Hill Road where four adults and child lived.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross are assisting the family. The Red Cross has arranged temporary lodging for the family and funds to replace food and clothing lost in the fire.

Family members also received comfort kits containing emergency supplies to replace personal items. The Red Cross will continue to monitor the needs of the family, and mental health counselors will follow up as needed.

The Red Cross has now assisted 595 residential fire victims since January 1.

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