Two Homes Burned in Overnight Fires - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

02/20/04

Two Homes Burned in Overnight Fires

Savannah firefighters were kept busy overnight, battling two house fires called in within ten minutes of each other. Shortly before 3am this morning, firefighters were called to a home on Delesseps Avenue where neighbors reported hearing explosions and saw flames. When police and firefighters arrived, they found the home engulfed.

The fire appeared to be coming from an area in the carport where two vehicles were parked. Flames were pouring out of the back of one car where the gas tank had ruptured. The blaze quickly spread to the rest of the home. Firefighters found no one home, although neighbors say two elderly people live there.

While firefighters were on their way to the fire on Delesseps, the residents from a home on Oakland Court called to say their house was on fire. Another group of firefighters were dispatched to the blaze. When they got there, that home was also engulfed in flames. It only took firefighters minutes to knock the fire down, but the home was gutted.

Firefighters say five people were in the house at the time of the blaze and they all made it out safely. They are being helped by the Red Cross.

The causes of both fires are under investigation.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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