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N. Charleston house fire displaces seven

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

An early morning fire at a North Charleston home has displaced seven adults, according to the American Red Cross.

The North Charleston Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Iris Street just after 12:30 Friday morning. Officials say crews arrived on the scene to find flames and smoke coming from the two-story home.

It took firefighters more than two hours to get the fire under control, according to officials.

Officials say the home is used as a transition house for former homeless people.

Dan Wallace lived at the now destroyed home.

"Fire alarms were going off and woke us up, and as I entered the hallway, I saw the other guys coming down the stairs and a lot of smoke," Wallace said.

The residents volunteer at Celebration Station Church in North Charleston. The church operates the Iris Street home.

"It was kind of crushing, but we have to trust God  with stuff like this," said church pastor Glenn Gilbert. "We see everything that's involved in it, but I know he can handle it."

Authorities say all residents who lived at the home were able to make it out safely.

The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the seven adults who lived at the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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