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Military family displaced after fire destroys home

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team from Savannah responded to the scene of a house fire on Worth St. Monday evening. The fire took place around 5 p.m. and did major damage to the four bedroom vinyl clad home.

The home owner, a 40-year-old senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed in Savannah, noticed the fire when he looked outside the kitchen door. He immediately took his 4 and 5-year-old sons and his wife's father living with him outside and called 911.

His 33-year-old wife and 14-year-old daughter were not home at the time of the fire and did not know about it until they arrived home sometime after the fire occurred.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The fire rendered the home uninhabitable. Savannah Fire told WTOC that the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The home is insured and the insurance adjuster will be meeting with the family Tuesday to help with long term living arrangements.

"Me and my family are grateful to the Red Cross for being here for us. They provided for my family when we needed it most. I am very grateful for the way the Red Cross volunteers treated us with respect and kindness. They were awesome," the home owner said in a press release.

The Red Cross team helped to meet the family's immediate needs by providing a hotel for one night, funds for clothing and food for a week. The family was also provided with six comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. 

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