Fire officials say 40-acre fire off Chevis Road started as controlled burn

Fire officials say 40-acre fire off Chevis Road started as controlled burn
(source: Chatham Fire)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an open area fire off Chevis Road near Vallambrosa Plantation on Tuesday.

Firefighters discovered that the land manager had a controlled burn permit. However, abandoned tires in an overgrown area ignited while he was burning brush.

The land manager called 911 and Savannah Fire Rescue provided assistance.

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