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Family put out of home due to fire

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A fire at a home on West 35th Street put a family out of their home. A fire at a home on West 35th Street put a family out of their home.
A fire damaged a home on Helen Street. A fire damaged a home on Helen Street.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

One fire has put a woman and her two children out of their home.

Savannah firefighters responded just before 11:20 p.m. to a home on West 35th Street and found heavy smoke and fire on the occupied side of a duplex.

Savannah Fire investigators say the fire originated in the kitchen. However, the exact cause has not yet been determined.

Firefighters say the blaze appears to have started in the back right section of the home. It spread to the attic and affected the unoccupied side of the structure before firefighters arrived.

Fire damage was significant before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. The entire structure sustained heavy smoke and water damage.

A mother and two children, were home at the time of the fire, but were able to escape the building without injury.

Cherry Green lives down the street from where the first fire broke out and didn't hesitate to jump in and help.

"If I was in that situation I would want someone to do the same for me. Her kids did not have any pants and shoes on so I helped her out. My mom came out and helped and gave them some more shoes and stuff. She told her that if she needed any more help to just call," she said.

This was just the first of two fires. Two hours later there was another fire at a home near the 37th Street Connector. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames just before 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at the home on Helen Street.

The fire had already breached the roof of the vacant structure before firefighters were able to attack and extinguish the flames. Most of the fire damage was contained to the right side of the structure.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Savannah Fire investigators say the blaze originated on a mattress in the front bedroom, apparently caused by trespassers in the vacant and condemned house.

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