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Church catches fire on Highway 80 near Chatham Parkway

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A fire swept through Iglesia Pentecostes Church in Savannah on Friday.

The church is located on Highway 80 near Chatham Parkway. 

The flames were quickly put out, thanks to a citizen tipping off Garden City firefighters at a station nearby.

It did cause a traffic nightmare for people in that area, though, Highway 80 shut down until the scene was clear.

"Unfortunately, most of the hydrants on Highway 80 are on the other side, so when we have to fill our trucks up with water and continue to fight the fire, put out any extensions that we have, we have to close down Highway 80. There's just no way around it. People could run over the hose and it could burst and jeopardize the firefighters inside if they don't have the water,” said Garden City Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Corbin Medeiros.

Still, no word on what may have caused the fire.

Fortunately, everyone inside the church made it out OK.

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