9 people displaced by 2 house fires in Berkeley County


Nine people were displaced Tuesday by two separate early-morning fires in Berkeley County, according to the Palmetto Region of the American Red Cross.

Volunteers from the organization initially responded to a house fire on Springwood Road in Pineville to assist four adults, and from there were sent to a home on Wares Run in Cross to help three adults and two children.

The fires were about 7 miles apart. The Red Cross is providing the displaced individuals with financial assistance, infant supplies, comfort kits with personal hygiene items and referrals for their long-term recovery.

Anyone who wants to help individuals affected by disaster, volunteer for or make a donation to the Red Cross can call 764-2323 or visit Redcross.org/lowcountrysc.

Reach Melissa Boughton at 937-5594 or at Twitter.com/mboughtonPC.