38th Street Fire Claims Fourth Victim - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12/16/02

38th Street Fire Claims Fourth Victim

Savannah fire investigators have now found a probable cause for Friday's devastating fire on West 38th Street, and over the weekend, a seven-year-old girl died, bringing the total number of victims to four.

The blaze was spotted by neighbors just after 12:30am Friday morning, and they called police and firefighters. Ten members of the Williams family were asleep in the upstairs bedrooms at the time. Although firefighters, with the help of neighbors, were able to get everyone out, two people died at the scene. That same morning, a four-year-old boy died at Memorial Health. His seven-year-old sister died at the hospital Saturday.

Fire investigators now believe burning candles are to blame for starting the blaze. The Red Cross is planning to meet with the Deondre Williams family today to go over their needs.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Holiday shipping 2017: Important deadlines you need to know

    Holiday shipping 2017: Important deadlines you need to know

    Sunday, December 10 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-12-10 23:52:08 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay.com)(Source: Pixabay.com)

    As Christmas creeps closer, people are running out of time to send their packages across the country. No one wants their packages to arrive after the holidays because of shipping deadlines, so shipping companies are posting important dates on their websites to help customers ship on time.

    More >>

    As Christmas creeps closer, people are running out of time to send their packages across the country. No one wants their packages to arrive after the holidays because of shipping deadlines, so shipping companies are posting important dates on their websites to help customers ship on time.

    More >>
  • Sources: Eagles will name Sloan defensive coordinator

    Sources: Eagles will name Sloan defensive coordinator

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:29 PM EST2017-12-11 03:29:53 GMT
    Courtesy: Appalachian State athleticsCourtesy: Appalachian State athletics

    Sources tell WTOC Sports Georgia Southern has found their defensive coordinator.

    More >>

    Sources tell WTOC Sports Georgia Southern has found their defensive coordinator.

    More >>
  • SCMPD H.E.A.T. Unit now into year two of enforcement, state grant funding

    SCMPD H.E.A.T. Unit now into year two of enforcement, state grant funding

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-11 00:16:32 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Small in numbers, but big in results.  Now with a full year under their belt thanks to some grant money from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Savannah-Chatham County Police Department's H.E.A.T. Unit is focusing on making the holidays safer for drivers. 

    More >>

    Small in numbers, but big in results.  Now with a full year under their belt thanks to some grant money from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Savannah-Chatham County Police Department's H.E.A.T. Unit is focusing on making the holidays safer for drivers. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly