GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – Officials said 13 people were displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment building in Greenwood County Saturday afternoon.
The fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Apartments on Emerald Road.
Eight apartments were damaged by the fire, according to Greenwood County Emergency Management.
The Red Cross assisted families whose homes were damaged by the fire.
The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office said they initially believed the fire was started by a cigarette that was not fully put out. After further investigation, deputies did not find any signs that the fire was intentionally set.