Red Cross helps 2 North Charleston families after fires, warn of fire risk

  • Source: WCSC-TV CBS 5 Charleston
  • Published: 11/21/2022 12:00 AM

The American Red Cross responded Friday night to help families after a pair of house fires. One fire broke out at a home on Butler Street and a second was at a home on Oregon Avenue, Red Cross spokesman Don Gazzale said. Disaster volunteers are assisting a total of 12 people displaced by the fires by providing financial help for immediate needs like food, clothing, and shelter, he said. Red Cross of South Carolina CEO Rod Tolbert says home fires are a real threat over the Thanksgiving holiday. “In particular, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires, and year after year, Thanksgiving is the peak day for these tragedies,” he said. “We at the Red Cross are urging families to follow cooking safety steps to help prevent your holiday celebrations from going up in smoke.”


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