NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Crews with the North Charleston Fire Department (NCFD) responded to an apartment fire at the Atlantic Palms Apartments off of Highway 78 shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the Red Cross, 24 units were damaged in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting 56 people impacted by the fire by providing comfort kits and emergency funds.
News 2 crews at the scene were told that everyone made it out of the building safely. One neighbor said that just as the fire started, a cat jumped out of the window of the apartment. Firefighters were also able to rescue a dog from a nearby apartment.
We are working to learn more including how many units were impacted and the cause of the fire.
This is the second large apartment fire in Charleston over the past week.