- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston leaders say a tent city where the homeless have been encamped will be cleared within two months.

Local media outlets report that city officials working with advocates for the homeless said Thursday they will find other places for the people to live, including at a homeless shelter nearby. The encampment beneath an Interstate 26 ramp has grown to about 100 tents.

The city has released a 10 point plan to clear the area and help those there find shelter.

Police say there have been concerns about the encampment and an assault charge was filed recently when two people had a fight.

Last weekend a fire damaged several tents and a man was also found dead inside a tent last month. Police say the death was not foul play.

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