Red Cross opens shelter for dozens of apartment fire victims


By Stefanie

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The American Red Cross opened a shelter{}Monday night{}at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for victims of the Delta Oaks Apartment fire. Fire officials said around 35 to 40 people were displaced due to the fire that engulfed the apartment complex and left many people homeless, but luckily, there were no casualties.

"I've lost everything. I have nothing but the robe and the pajamas that I have on and that's it," said fire victim, Catrice Kelly.

"What am I going to tell my 7-year-old when he asks me Mommy what am I going to get for Christmas? My little girl has nothing. She's only six months old," fire victim Natassia Mosley said.

Neighbors said the fire started in the kitchen of one apartment. Fire officials have not yet released an official cause of the fire but were still doing an investigation into the matter as late as 10 p.m. on Monday night.

"It's not even about me, it's about my kids that have to watch everything burn down and not know how I'm going to get that back," Mosley said.

American Red Cross spokesman, Christina Monserrate said on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. the group is holding an open registration for anyone affected in Delta Oaks Apartment fire.

Also, the Red Cross Disaster Response Team will be meeting with the landlord of the apartment complex{}on Tuesday to determine where to go next.