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SC Trooper helped evacuate apartment fire victims before fire crews arrived

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Fire at Springwood Apartments. (3/31/18 FOX Carolina) Fire at Springwood Apartments. (3/31/18 FOX Carolina)
Fire at Springwood Apartments. (3/31/18 FOX Carolina) Fire at Springwood Apartments. (3/31/18 FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Fire crews responded to an apartment fire in Greenville County early Saturday morning.

The blaze took place at Springwood Apartments on Sulphur Springs Road around 2:30 a.m. An SC Highway Patrol Trooper was in the area when he noticed fire and called for help. He helped people evacuate the apartments until fire fighters arrived. He also helped block traffic.

The Berea Fire Department chief said 8 units caught fire, and seven of those units are occupied. All residents in those units were displaced, but no injuries were reported.

He said the resident who leases the apartment where the fire started was not home during the fire.

One of the units was a total loss, the other seven had smoke and water damage.,

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The Red Cross is assisting a total of 8 adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials.

Stick with FOX Carolina for any updates.

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