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Over 30 people displaced after West Ashley apartment fire

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Three people were injured in an early morning fire at an apartment complex West of the Ashley Friday.

Crews from the City of Charleston, St. Andrews, and North Charleston fire departments assisted in putting out the fire that started around 6:45 a.m. in Moss Creek Apartments on William Kennerty Drive, near West Ashley Middle School.

According to police, all of the injuries are minor, including one person who cut their finger likely while breaking out a window. Another person was injured when he jumped from a window. 

The LowCountry chapter of the American Red Cross estimate that 31 residents are affected by the fire, with 16 homes being destroyed.

Jamehl Footman is a resident of the apartment complex. He says the building is completely destroyed. "Gone pretty much. The whole apartment 13 is done - collapsed roof, water damage, electronics, and any valuables are gone. Nothing, nada left."

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