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02/06/06

Fire Remains Under Investigation

One of the surviving dogs. One of the surviving dogs.

Two people and several animals were left homeless after a fire destroyed a home on Savannah's eastside. Just before 10pm last night, the fire broke out at a two-story home on the 700 block of East Bolton Street. Luckily, the two people living there did not get hurt. The home is a total loss and today fire investigators were on scene for most of the afternoon trying to figure out how the fire started.

When fire crews arrived, flames were shooting out of the windows of this house and neighbors were watching and waiting to find out what happened.

"They did a quick attack and brought the fire under control," said Capt. Michael Davis with Savannah Fire. "We managed to get everyone out of the home and were able to save one canine."

Firefighters say two other dogs died. Four more dogs were chained up outside. Today, Animal Control officers came to pick up the surviving dogs.

Patricia Sellers lives across the street. She says her kids watched the whole thing. "They told me the fire was huge and there were two sets of firemen had to go in to get it under control."

Firefighters spent most of the morning talking with neighbors like Sellers about the fire and offering safety tips. "Whenever we have a fire in a particular area, the next day we saturate the entire area with firefighters," explained Capt. Davis.

As for the people living at the home, the Red Cross is providing them with shelter and clothing for a couple of days until they can find another place to stay.

The dogs were taken to the animal shelter.

Firefighters say it could be a couple of days before they can determine a cause.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

 

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