Shed destroyed in blaze

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Firefighters battling a house fire three-quarters of a mile away spotted black smoke from another fire on Monday afternoon.

The Savannah Fire and Emergency Services said that a group of firefighters continued to ventilate a fire on Atwood Street, while other firefighters were collecting their gear and taking an opportunity to cool down and rehydrate spotted the smoke from another fire.

Several companies of firefighters headed in the direction of the smoke and discovered another structure fire on Hurst Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find a fully involved two-story shed behind the house at 8605 Hurst Ave.

At the time of their arrival, the shed was already a total loss, and firefighters worked to contain the flames to the shed, to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring structures, according to SFES.

SFES said that firefighters' efforts were complicated due to reports of ammunition being stored in the shed and popping sounds going off as firefighters carefully approached the scene.

Investigators did not find any ammunition at the scene, and although the fire's cause is still undetermined, they do not suspect any foul play was involved, according to SFES.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters were able to keep the flames from reaching the house. Investigators said a couple of chickens that were housed in a caged area of the shed did perished the fire.

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