Early-Morning Fire Damages Savannah Home

Savannah firefighters have been kept busy today fighting a large house fire in the midtown area. Shortly before 5am this morning, police and firefighters were notified of a blaze near the corner of 36th and Bull Streets, across from the Bull Street Library.

When they arrived, firefighters found heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof and sides of the two-story wood-frame house. Most of the heaviest fire was confined to the attic. Firefighters made sure no one was in the house, and police officers evacuated people living in houses on each side.

While firefighters inside the house put water on the flames coming from the attic, others outside used a ladder truck and other hoses to keep the flames from spreading.

It took almost an hour to get the blaze under control, leaving very heavy damage. The Red Cross is helping those displaced by the fire.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com