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Rock Hill fire victims celebrate Christmas by cleaning


Nearly two dozen people are spending Christmas away from home, after it went up in flames last Friday in Rock Hill.

The fire started just after 3:30 Friday afternoon. Twenty firefighters battled the flames that tore through eight apartment units at the Yorktown Village Apartments off Ebinwood Road in Rock Hill.

Fire officials told WBTV there were no injuries but said the apartment building is a total loss.

A spokesperson for the Red Cross said the apartment complex's management company put the 20 residents displaced by the fire up in a local hotel. As of Tuesday, some families had moved into new apartments on the property.

"Everything is disorganized. We're not sure what to do," said Caroline Mela, who was lost almost everything.

The American Red Cross is taking donations to help family members who were displaced. They can be reached by calling (803) 329-6575.

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