Eight families displaced by apartment fire in Aiken

Photo shows fire at Viera Apartments in Aiken, S.C. (credit: Bob Besley)
Photo shows fire at Viera Apartments in Aiken, S.C. (credit: Bob Besley)(Bob Besley (Licensed to WRDW))
Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 11:03 AM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Eight families are displaced and one person is dealing with minor injuries after an apartment building fire in Aiken on Sunday morning, according to Aiken Public Safety.

Officials say they responded to the fire at Viera Apartments at the 2400 block of Roses Run Road at around 6:45 a.m. Immediately, they saw heavy flames and started evacuating neighboring apartments, according to fire officials.

One person was experiencing minor injuries after jumping from a second-floor window, according to authorities. Another resident was evaluated for smoke inhalation but was doing fine, officials said.

Authorities said the apartment building was heavily damaged. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced families.

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