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Family escapes burning Springfield home

SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

A family of two escaped from a burning home in an early-morning fire.

It happened at about 1 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 500 block of North Oak Street in Springfield.

Firefighters arrived and saw a lot of smoke and flames coming from the back of the house. Most of the home is still standing, but has major damage from the flames, smoke and water.

Several fire departments were brought in including Guyton Fire Dept.  and Effingham County Fire Dept.

"For us, it's like any other call. At nighttime, it does put a little more strain [on resources] because we don't have 24-hour crews in Springfield. [Effingham] County and Guyton both do, that's why we requested their assistance," said a Springfield firefighter.

Crews had to call in City Works so they could turn on more water pumps to increase water pressure to the fire hydrants.

Residents told WTOC that they're thankful the firefighters did what they could to save the framework of the home.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross in Effingham County responded at about 3 a.m. Tuesday to help the two adults who were put out of their home due to the fire.

The Red Cross provided emotional support, emergency lodging and financial assistance to replace food and clothing.

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