A fire at a home on West 35th Street put a family out of their home.
A fire damaged a home on Helen Street.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
One fire has put a woman and her two children out of
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
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
Savannah Fire investigators say the blaze originated
on a mattress in the front bedroom, apparently caused by trespassers in the
vacant and condemned house.