Four dogs killed in fire, Charleston family displaced

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CHARLESTON — A Charleston family was displaced by a house fire that also took the lives of four of their dogs on Sunday evening.

At around 6:00 p.m. authorities responded to the fire on Hudson Road.

Police say nobody was inside the trailer at the time, and the unit was fully engulfed when they arrived on the scene.

Firefighters had no trouble fighting the fire, which was under control in less than one hour. They believe the fire originated in the kitchen.

Four family dogs were killed during the incident.

The American Red Cross says they are assisting one adult and two children displaced by the fire. They have met with the residents to ensure they have a safe place to sleep and have food, clothing, and other essentials.

Over the next several days, Red Cross client casework volunteers will stay in contact with the residents and provide referrals as they begin the road to recovery.

In all, about 20 firefighters from Charleston and Brighton responded.

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