Mother, boy hospitalized after fire

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Investigators are looking at what caused a fire overnight at a home at Victory Drive and Bulloch Street.

It broke out at about 1 a.m. Monday at 733 W. Victory Dr. A neighbor saw smoke and firefighters were able to get to the scene just in time.

"They found the kid; the kid was still alive that is the main thing," said neighbor Samuel Green.

"They did have some burns, I imagine, with the smoke some breathing problems," said Capt. Joseph Shaw, of Savannah Fire.

Adrienne Winford, 34, was burned on her hands and arms.

Winford and three of her children had escaped the burning residence, but one of her 9-year-old twins was still inside, according to Savannah Fire and Emergency Services. Firefighters rescued him from the flames.

Emergency medical personnel treated them at the scene and took them to Memorial Health.

The boy is expected to remain at Memorial for treatment for smoke inhalation. Winford was taken to the Joseph M. Sill Burn Center in Augusta for additional treatment for her injuries. She remains in serious condition.

Investigators said it appears the fire was ignited in the dining room, according to SFES. Firefighters were able to contain fire damage to the home's living room, dining room and kitchen areas.

The fire's cause is not yet known.

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