Two people in critical condition following N. Charleston apartment fire

Published: Jun. 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM EDT
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North Charleston Fire Department officials say they received a call around 8:22 p.m. of a fire...
North Charleston Fire Department officials say they received a call around 8:22 p.m. of a fire at the Joseph Paul Apartments on Bonds Avenue. Two people were injured and are being treated at an Augusta burn unit.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two people remain in critical condition following a fire at an apartment complex in North Charleston Wednesday night.

A spokesman for Doctors Hospital, of Augusta, says the victims, Antonio and Angel Hayes, are being treated in a burn unit for their injuries. The two are siblings.

North Charleston Fire Department officials say they received a call around 8:22 p.m. of a fire at the Joseph Paul Apartments on Bonds Avenue. 

First responders reported heavy smoke with flames coming out of the first story window.

According to officials, firefighters contained the fire to one apartment which received significant damage with the smoke extending into the apartment above. Fire officials say crews were able to contain the fire within 11 minutes, and the fire was completely out within half an hour.

Officials with NCFD said two residents were transported to MUSC in critical condition. Then, transferred to Doctors Hospital.

Two families were displaced by the fire. Authorities say one of the families is already being assisted by the Red Cross.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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