Crews respond to an apartment fire in North Charleston


UPDATE: Officials say Cherokee Street is still closed at this time with members from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and CARTA all on scene to assist residents.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews with the North Charleston Fire Department are responding to a structure fire at Cherokee Place Apartments on Apache Street. The call came in at 2:37 p.m. on Sunday.

According to NCFD’s Assistant Fire Chief Stephanie Julazadeh, no injuries were reported and the fire affected one apartment building containing 24 apartments.

Firefighters reported seeing one apartment with heavy fire and smoke throughout the building.

A fire attack was initiated on the interior and moved to the exterior of the building as fire conditions worsened.

Crews were able to protect an attached apartment building from fire.

Members of the Salvation Army are passing out snacks and a hot meal for displaced residents.

The Carta bus service provided a bus on scene for residents waiting on Red Cross Assitance.

Red Cross representatives are processing the 32 residents of the affected apartments.

A fire investigation is in progress.

Officials are asking the public to avoid roadways in the area so first responders can work safely.

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