Two separate fires displace Savannah residents

Two separate fires displace Savannah residents
(Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Fire responded to two separate fires that displaced more than four people on Sunday.

Fire crews were dispatched to a fire at 2220 Bacon Park Drive. Engine 7 arrived within four minutes to find a downed power line ignited pine straw at the back end of the yard.  However, after teams extinguished the fire, the power line sparked another fire beneath the vinyl siding of the home.

Firefighters extinguished that blaze and no one was injured, but the power to the home was cut and four people were displaced. The Red Cross was called to assist them with temporary housing.

Savannah Fire also responded to a fire at the Heritage Row Apartments at 2220 E. Victory Drive around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday after a neighbor reported smoke coming from Apartment 11. Engine 8 found no one was home at the second floor apartment, but the kitchen was on fire. Firefighters put the fire out, preventing the blaze from spreading into any rooms or the apartment next door. However, Apartment 11 sustained severe smoke damage and the residents will be displaced.

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