Kitchen fire damages Savannah home

Six residents of an east Savannah home were displaced by a kitchen fire early Monday afternoon.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services firefighters arrived just after 1:30 p.m. to a single-story, brick home at 1911 Downing Ave. No residents were home at the time.

Firefighters attacked the flames quickly and contained the bulk of the blaze to the kitchen area, according to SFES. Flames reached the attic above the kitchen, causing minor damage in the attic. The rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage.

A Savannah firefighter suffered minor injuries during clean up after the firefighting operation, according to SFES. While he was removing debris from the roof of the house, the firefighter inadvertently stepped onto the roof portion of an attached sunroom and the plastic/fiberglass material collapsed.

The firefighter fell to the floor and injured his right elbow. He was taken to St. Josepher's/Candler Hospital.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents with alternate living arrangements. A cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

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