The Daily Gamecock

Cassie Cope

Fire in The Rapids apartment complex

An apartment fire occurred at The Rapids apartment complex Tuesday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, the fire started in a bed in an apartment on the third floor of the 600 building, where a child was playing with a lighter. Everyone evacuated the apartment and there were no injuries. Four families have been displaced due to the fire, and Red Cross is assisting in their relocation. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control, Jenkins said.

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