A massive three-alarm fire was intentionally set at around 1am last night at Woodscape Apartments in East Charlotte off Farm Pond Lane, according to the Charlotte Fire Dept.
CMPD and Charlotte Fire are now working together to find who was responsible for setting the fire.
Over 130 people and their pets have now been left without homes.
Disaster relief efforts in high gear after massive fire destroys dozens of apartments in East CLT, displacing 100+ people pic.twitter.com/R9wtp3Qg9X
— Alex Peterson (@APStyIe) July 18, 2017
Here is WSOC’s helicopter footage from after the fire;
If you’d like to help out the 100+ affected families, here are the top 3 ways you can give;
#1 New Hope Baptist Church: New Hope Baptist Church (7841 Idlewild Rd) is now accepting clothing donations, baby supplies, water, and food Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the affected families.
— Coleen Harry WBTV (@ColeenHarryWBTV) July 18, 2017
#2 Red Cross Disaster Relief: People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
#3 Crisis Assistance Ministry: Clothing can be dropped off Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Crisis Assistance Ministry on Spratt St.
Volunteers say the items that are needed the most are clothing, shoes, baby and toddler supplies, personal care items, and food and water.
Please help spread the word!