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Savannah Fire investigates 3 recent house fires


Savannah Fire is looking into the cause of a residential fire in Savannah's midtown area Friday morning. This makes the third fire Savannah Fire crews have responded to in the past 24 hours.

It happened around 8 a.m. at a home on West 50th Street between Bull and Barnard streets. 

A neighbor noticed heavy smoke coming from the home and call 911.

Officials say the fire started in a front bedroom of the home. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire rather quickly, limiting most of the damage to the bedroom were the fire originated.

The homeowner was not at home at the time and no injuries were reported. He told firefighters that he had left home three-hours before the fire happened. The resident will be displaced due to the power being cut to the home as well as heavy smoke and water damage. The Red Cross was called to assist.

All streets that were closed have since re-opened.

Two other house fires happened within an hour and a half of each other Thursday evening. The first one occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at a duplex in the 400 block of West 41st Street. A total of five residents were displaced. Thankfully, a missing pet was located.

The second occurred just after 8 p.m. at a home in the 2100 block of Mell Street causing extensive damage to the home. Two people were displaced.

The cause of all three fires remains under investigation.

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