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Family of seven displaced after fire

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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- A family of seven was displaced after their home caught fire late Thursday, said officials with the American Red Cross.

Officials with the Charleston Fire Department said neighbors reported hearing smoke detectors from the home on Terrabrook Lane and said they could see smoke coming from a window on the second floor.

Firefighters found a small fire in an upstairs bedroom and had it controlled in about seven minutes, officials said.

Officials said the second floor of the residence had smoke and heat damage, but the fire was contained to the bedroom.

Four adults and three children lived in the home, said Red Cross officials.

Fire officials said the family was not home at the time of the fire.

Officials are still investigating the cause.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for food, clothing, and temporary lodging, in addition to kits with personal hygiene items.

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