Fire damages east side duplex

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - At least six people were displaced by a mid-morning fire on Savannah's east side.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services firefighters arrived just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday to a duplex in the 2300 block of Mississippi Avenue on a report of a structure fire.

The fire was located in the rear of the brown, one-story, wooded-sided duplex on the north side of Mississippi Avenue. Unit B had extensive damage, where it's believed the flames originated, according to SFES. Unit A had smoke and water damage, but was deemed uninhabitable due to electric power and gas being turned off to the entire structure, according to SFES.

No one was in unit B at the time of the fire and all occupants of unit A were able to evacuate the structure without injury.

SFES investigators are at the scene, trying to determine a cause and an ignition point for the blaze.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the displaced residents.

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