House fire displaces 7 residents

(Source: SFES)
(Source: SFES)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Seven residents were displaced and students were delayed getting to school due to a house fire Monday morning east of downtown Savannah.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were dispatched just after 8:15 a.m. Monday to 102 Pounder St. on a report of a possible structure fire.

Firefighters encountered heavy flames and smoke at the one-story wood frame house that sits at the northeast corner of Pounder and Rierdon streets.

Flames engulfed the home's interior of the house before firefighters, according to SFES. The fire was largely in the left half of the house, but the flames raged throughout the structure, resulting in extreme fire damage to the entire home, according to SFES.

Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 10 minutes and monitored the structure for hotspots throughout the morning.

There were no injuries. The American Red Cross was contacted help the displaced residents.

The fire caused minor delays Monday morning for children arriving for classes at Spencer Elementary School.

The house is one block west of the school and many of the nearby streets were closed due because of where the firefighting equipment was located. Law enforcement and school officials rerouted drivers to the school utilizing Bouhan Street and Wheaton Street.

SFES investigators are examining the scene to determine a cause and find out where the fire started.

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