Eastside Savannah home goes up in flames

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A home off Victory Drive in east Savannah has been totally destroyed by fire. Firefighters responded to a house on West 44th Street, between Bulloch and Florance Streets, just after 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

They arrived to find heavy fire inside the structure. They went straight to work battling the flames, but the house is a total loss. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring houses.

Around noon on Thursday, Savannah firefighters were called back out to the scene because some areas of the home were still smoldering.

Three people lived in the home. They made it out okay, and are being helped by the American Red Cross.

Investigators believe that fire started near the kitchen and a bedroom, but they still don't know how it ignited.

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