Fire damages Quincy Street home

(Source: SFES)
(Source: SFES)
(Source: SFES)
(Source: SFES)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A fire has left five Savannah residents out of their home.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were sent at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday to 1925 Quincy St. when residents saw smoke billowing a neighbor's home.

Firefighters saw smoke from blocks away. They encountered heavy smoke and flames in the rear of the single-story home.

Flames had spread rapidly through the house, but firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within a few minutes, according to SFES. There was smoke and water damage throughout.

The back porch was destroyed, but fire damage inside the home was limited to the kitchen and two rooms in the back of the house. The flames extended into the attic, but firefighters said damage in the attic was minor, according to SFES.

Two senior citizens were home at the time, but were escape without injuries.

The American Red Cross volunteer Disaster Action Team is helping the four adults and child who no longer have a home. The Red Cross provided the family with emotional support, food, clothing and temporary lodging.

Savannah Fire and Emergency Services investigators were at the scene trying to determine the fire's cause and where it started.

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