Six households were without shelter early Tuesday after fire ripped through the roof of some east Charlotte apartments.
The fire broke out in the Park Creek Apartments on Perth Court just before 5:30 a.m. It took 48 firefighters to contain the blaze, according to Observer news partner WBTV.
No one was injured in the fire, but the roof was destroyed over six units of the apartment community. Many of the ousted residents stood around in blankets as firefighters battled to save their homes.
CATS and the American Red Cross are assisting the displayed residents find temporary shelter.
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The cause remains under investigation.
Red Cross officials say two of the six damaged units in the apartment building were unoccupied at the time.
“The building was totally destroyed,” Jerri Jameson, regional communications officer for the Red Cross.
“We are providing direct assistance of varying levels to a total of 12 adults and seven children. Due to the temperature, a transit bus was called for the residents to stay on to get out of the cold. Our volunteers met with the residents on the bus.”