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Red Cross assisting residents after fire damages James Island town home

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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

The Red Cross is helping residents after a fire damaged three units in a town home on James Island.

Volunteers are assisting three adults and two children who were affected by Wednesday's fire. 

The fire happened on Fleming Road. 

According to James Island Fire officials say the fire happened in a closet with clothes. The fire marshal is investigating the cause. 

"Three units were affected," Red Cross officials said."One suffered major damage and two suffered minor damage. James Island Fire Department responded to the blaze."

Red Cross officials say they are helping residents by providing services to meet their immediate needs, including financial assistance, temporary lodging, comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies to assist with their long-term recovery.
 
"The American Red Cross, on average, responds to a home fire every four hours in South Carolina. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross was able to help more than 7,100 individuals affected by disasters, the majority of those being home fires, in S.C. last year."
 
"To help neighbors affected by disasters become a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial contribution to Red Cross by calling  864-271-8222 or visiting www.redcross.org/SC." 

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