ROCK HILL — Two children and five adults are without a home after a fire consumed their Rock Hill house early Wednesday, officials say.
Firefighters with the Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department swarmed the house at the corner of Reed and Tuckerway roads at about 1:15 a.m. and found flames blazing on the roof of the two-story, wooden-framed home, said Oakdale Chief Bill Dunlap. Crews with Lesslie and Bethesda volunteer fire departments and the Lando Volunteer Fire Department in Chester County helped extinguish the fire.
The house, built in the late 1800s, is a total loss, Dunlap said. A dollar estimate on how much damage the fire wreaked was not yet available.
The family living inside the home were renters without insurance, he said.
Five adults and two children --described as elementary-aged-- were displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting them with temporary shelter, food and clothing.
"We were able to salvage a few things," including a television set and a few clothes, Dunlap said.
This month, the Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross has responded to four fires in York and Lancaster counties, including the fire early Wednesday, said Stephanie White, executive director of the chapter.
Two families were displaced in blazes in Lancaster this past Sunday, White said, and one other was displaced in a house fire in Rock Hill last Wednesday.