SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Fire responded to two home fires Wednesday that left 12 people without a home.
Firefighters were called to the first fire on the 2200 block of East 58th Street just after 8:40am. They found smoke and flames coming from behind a carport of a single story residence.
Emergency crews were able to knock down the fire quickly but not before the home suffered smoke damage throughout. Five people were displaced, but the three who were home were uninjured.
Just before 1:30pm, firefighters responded to the second fire on Montgomery Street just outside the Montgomery Street gate of Hunter Army Airfield. They found two trailers on fire and knocked down the blaze before it could spread to a third. Both trailers were destroyed and seven people were displaced. Fortunately no on was injured.
Savannah firefighters were also able to rescue nine cats from from one of the trailers. Oxygen had to be given to the rescued cats due to smoke inhalation.
The cause of each fire is being investigated.