NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Firefighters in North Charleston were called to the scene of a North Charleston home that sustained major damage after a fire Thursday.
According to the North Charleston Fire Department, the Grayson Street house suffered only minor damage on the inside, but firefighters had to disconnect power to the house. No one was injured and the house has no physical damage. The blaze spread into the attic of the home where the insulation had to be pulled out.
The Red Cross assisted a family of five, including three children by providing the family with temporary lodging in a nearby hotel, financial assistance to help replace the food and clothing lost in the fire, comfort kits which include personal emergency supplies, a homemade afgan and stuffed animals for the children.
The Red Cross has assisted 194 individuals needing aid due to home fires in its seven-county region of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties since Jan. and 842 individuals since their fiscal year began July 1, 2010.