Christmas Eve Apartment Fire in South Carolina Leaves 54 Homeless

December 27, 2017

Authorities say 54 people are without a home after a Christmas Eve fire at a South Carolina apartment complex that investigators say was intentionally set.

Spartanburg Fire Marshall Brad Hall said no one was seriously injured in the fire around 6 a.m. Sunday, but some people had to jump from second story windows and one woman was rescued from the third floor of the Crown Pointe apartments.

Hall says all the apartments in the 20-unit building were damaged by fire, smoke or water.

Hall told media outlets that trained dogs detected some kind of accelerant at the scene of the fire. He says authorities don’t have a suspect yet.