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Residents homeless after Abbeville apartment fire

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Fire damaged several apartments on Cambridge Street in Abbeville. (Apr. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina) Fire damaged several apartments on Cambridge Street in Abbeville. (Apr. 14, 2013/FOX Carolina)
ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Six families are left without a home in Abbeville, according to the Red Cross, after an apartment fire severely damaged their building Sunday afternoon.

It happened at the Hickory Heights apartment complex on Cambridge Street. The Abbeville fire department said it took them a little over an hour to put out the flames.

FOX Carolina spoke with one of the residents affected by the fire. Her apartment has significant water and smoke damage. She hopes this tragedy will bring their apartment community together.

"This is the time to pull together instead of away from each other, time to come closely together," said seven-year resident Dominique More. "If there's anything I can do for anybody, I'll help them, even though I'm out now, I will still help them."

The American Red Cross is assisting those families by giving them a place to stay and providing food and clothing. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. To donate to the Red Cross, click here.

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