Red Cross helps dozens after apartment complex fire in West Ashley

Red Cross helps dozens after apartment complex fire in West Ashley
Emergency crews are on the scene of a structure fire in West Ashley late Friday night. (Source: Live 5 News)

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCSC) - Disaster-trained volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping roughly 40 people after an apartment fire in West Ashley late Friday night.

Authorities say two dozen units were damaged at the Colonial Grand at Cypress Cove apartment complex on Mary Ader Avenue.

The American Red Cross says their team is helping in-person and virtually by providing comfort kits containing personal hygiene items to the families impacted. They say they’re also providing financial assistance for immediate needs and virtual mental and spiritual care assistance to anyone that may need it.

“October is Fire Prevention Month and this is a reminder that fires can happen anywhere, at any time,” says Ashley Henyan, the Executive Director of the Lowcountry Chapter.

Multiple emergency units responded to the scene of the fire.

Live 5 News' Raphael James was on the scene and said there appeared to be a hole in the roof of one of the apartment buildings.

We’ve reached out to emergency officials for more information.

Two live videos of the scene can be watched below.

Fire at the Colonial Grand at Cypress Cove apartment complex. in West Ashley Nick Reagan News reporting. STORY >>> https://www.live5news.com/2020/10/16/emergency-crews-responding-reported-fire-west-ashley/

Posted by Live 5 News on Friday, October 16, 2020

Fire at West Ashley apt complex

Posted by Raphael James Live 5 News on Friday, October 16, 2020

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