5 people displaced after early-morning apartment fire in Savannah

Five people diplaced after an early-morning apartment fire on W. Montgomery St.
Five people diplaced after an early-morning apartment fire on W. Montgomery St.(Savannah Fire Department | Savannah Fire Department)
Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 8:43 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Savannah Fire crews rescued two children from an early-morning apartment fire.

It happened Tuesday in the 400 block of W. Montgomery Cross Road. According to the Savannah Fire Department, the fire started in the kitchen. Five people were displaced from the apartment where the fire began and a neighboring unit.

No injuries were reported.

One of the neighbors upstairs said she has two kids of her own and for this to happen so close was scary.

“To know that it could’ve been my apartment and my kids in there, yeah that’s terrifying,” Kimberly Lopez said.

Lopez and her family just moved into the West Montgomery Crossroads apartments a couple of months ago. She says it was just after 3 a.m. when all she heard was banging on her door and all she saw was flames.

“I was asleep, it was probably like 3:30 in the morning and they were knocking on my door super hard. I woke up and they said, get out, the apartment is on fire,” Lopez said.

She says she didn’t have much time to react, all she could do was get out.

“When I got out, I had my daughter in my hands and all I saw was smoke everywhere. I was scared to even go downstairs because I couldn’t see anything,” Lopez said.

Lopez says it brought back unsettling memories, because a few years ago her kitchen caught fire at another apartment complex she was living in.

“I was terrified, I didn’t know what to do, if my house was going to be on fire next or what was the case, but it was crazy.”

Savannah Fire is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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