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

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