NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Fire Department is investigating an early morning house fire that left nine people without a home Saturday in North Charleston.
Fire Officials say they were called out to the fire just before 3:30 a.m. at the 1900 block of Clements Road. When fire trucks arrived on the scene, flames and smoke could be seen coming from the single family home.
According to the Red Cross, the family of nine included four children and five adults lost all of their belongings and their home was completely destroyed by the blaze. Authorities say it nearly 20 minutes to get the fire under control.
No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Red Cross has provided the family with temporary housing at a nearby hotel and financial assistance to help replace the food and clothing lost in the fire.
The Red Cross has assisted 229 individuals needing aid due to disasters, such as home fires, in its seven-county region of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties since January 1, 2012. Members of our community can support local victims of disasters similar to this and enable the Red Cross to assist families like this who are impacted by residential fires by contacting the American Red Cross at 843-764-2323 ext. 368 or by going to www.LowcountryRedCross.org