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Westminster house fire rekindles day after family of 8 displaced

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Fire rekindles at Westminster home on Saturday. (Credit: Eyewitness) Fire rekindles at Westminster home on Saturday. (Credit: Eyewitness)
Fire rekindles at Westminster home on Saturday. (Credit: Eyewitness) Fire rekindles at Westminster home on Saturday. (Credit: Eyewitness)
Fire at Westminster home on Friday. (12/29/17 FOX Carolina) Fire at Westminster home on Friday. (12/29/17 FOX Carolina)
Fire at Westminster home on Friday. (12/29/17 FOX Carolina) Fire at Westminster home on Friday. (12/29/17 FOX Carolina)
WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The community of Westminster is rallying around a city employee and his family after a house fire on Friday morning which rekindled on Saturday.

The American Red Cross said the fire occurred on Hopewell Church Road around 9 a.m. on Friday. The flames damaged the residence, displacing four adults and four children. A friend of the family said they lost everything in the fire.

On Saturday, the fire chief said the fire had rekindled. Crews were able to extinguish the flames around 2:30 p.m.

Citizens of Westminster have set up three drop-off locations where they are collecting donations for the family. The following clothing sizes are needed:

  • Men's XXL shirt, 40 waist pants
  • Women's Med shirt, 5 pants, 8 shoe
  • Girls size: 3T, 7 shoe
  • Girls size: 5T, 12 shoe
  • Boy sizes: L shirt, 12 pants

The family also has a dog so pet supplies are needed.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • 445 Jenkins Bridge Rd in Westminster 
  • 528 Bibb St in Westminster - Maintenance shop
  • 306A West Oak Hwy in Westminster - Smith Cleaning Service (old Foodland Building)

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