Wednesday, February 6, 2013
More than 10 people have been displaced after an apartment building caught on fire Monday morning.
Goose Creek Fire Chief Steve Chapman said the department got the call at 8:38 a.m. for the Farm Road blaze. Crews were on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours, Chapman said.
“The resident of the apartment where the fire started was overcome by heat and smoke and transported to Trident hospital,” Chapman said, adding that the victim was later released and was doing much better upon returning to the scene while GCFD was still on site.
The fire engulfed six of 12 units in the apartment building.
“The fire started in the kitchen,” Chapman said. “We believe it was an accident.”
The fire chief said somewhere between 11 to 15 people were displaced.
The American Red Cross announced Monday afternoon that it was providing assistance to those affected by the blaze. Red Cross volunteers are currently working with those affected to ensure their emergency needs are met.