Tragedy Strikes South Carolina College Students October 28, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Uncategorized.
FATAL FIRE IN NORTH CAROLINA LEAVES SEVEN DEAD
FITSNews – October 28, 2007 – Six University of South Carolina students and one Clemson University student were killed when an early-morning fire consumed a waterfront vacation home in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., this morning. Six more students from USC were injured in the blaze, but all of them have thankfully been treated and released from an area hospital. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. From news reports:
The fire struck sometime before 7 a.m. and burned completely through the first and second floors, leaving only part of the frame standing. The waterfront home — named “Changing Channels” — was built on stilts, forcing firefighters to climb a ladder onto the house’s deck to reach the first living floor.
This is the second time this year that a fire claiming multiple lives has affected the Palmetto State. In June, nine Charleston firefighters perished when the roof of a burning furniture warehouse collapsed on them while they were inside fighting the blaze.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of today’s victims, as well as to the University of South Carolina and Clemson families.