SFES: Southside fires believed to be arson

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Four Sunday morning fires on Savannah's southside are believed to be arson, according to Savannah Fire and Emergency Services investigators.

SFES investigators say a fire that started at about 2:10 a.m. at a Laundromat mat at 8414 Waters Ave. broke out because a trashcan was lit on fire inside the business. The blaze quickly spread to a wall and the ceiling of the business and caused extensive damage before it could be extinguished. Two nearby businesses sustained minor smoke and water damage.

Firefighters had initially responded to a dumpster fire nearby. While working to extinguish that blaze, firefighters noticed smoke coming from the Laundromat and reset their equipment and called for more units to battle the structure fire, according to SFES.

Firefighters were wrapping up at the Laundromat when dispatch reported more dumpster fires at Gateway Mental Health facility and one at Tabby Villas Apartments.

Investigators the same person or people are behind the fires.

SFES Investigator Glenn Harmon is asking anyone with information about the fires to call him at 912.644.5958 or The Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 800.282.5804.

Callers can remain anonymous and they are eligible for rewards of up to $10,000.

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