Lightning Sparks Whitaker Street Apartment Fire

An afternoon thunderstorm is the reason for a fire at an apartment building on Whitaker Street in Savannah.

Firefighters were called to a 2 story apartment building just before 4:00pm this afternoon.  They foudn heavy smoke coming from the roof.   Investigators say the fire started in the attic after the roof was hit by lighting.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze quickly but there was smoke damage to two units in the building.   Seven residents were displaced by the fire but officials say they will not need Red Cross assistance. No one was injured.


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