9 displaced after apartment fire in Yamacraw Village

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Fire and Emergency Services responded to a house fire in Yamacraw Village on Wednesday at about 4 p.m.

When crews arrived, they say smoke and light flames were coming from the second floor. The crew was able to keep the flames from spreading to other areas of the apartment.

Due to the heavy smoke damage and the damage caused by the water used, 9 people were displaced with 5 of those being children. They were referred to the Housing Authority and The Red Cross for assistance.

"Right now, at this time, we can't speculate and say lightning strike, or smoking or a pot on the stove," said Batt. Chief Wayne Ifill, Savannah Fire and Emergency Services. "We don't know exactly what the cause was. But the good thing is they got here fast enough to keep the damage to a minimum."

No injuries were caused by the fire and the cause is being investigated.

The American Red Cross is currently helping those displaced residents comfort kits and financial assistance.

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