American Red Cross volunteers assisted two North Charleston families on Monday after their homes were damaged in an apartment fire.

North Charleston firefighters are investigating the blaze that ignited in an apartment building on Dorchester Manor Boulevard, officials said.

One unit received major damage in the fire. One adult and four children lived in the home, officials said.

Red Cross volunteers provided the family with food, clothing, personal hygiene items and money for temporary lodging, officials said.

The Red Cross also provided funds for a mother and daughter who were also displaced in the fire. That family's unit received minor damage, officials said.

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