SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Three people are without a home after a fire early Friday morning.
Just before 5:00 a.m. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Officers arrived at the “fully engulfed structure” on Augusta Avenue.
According to SCMPD, officers kicked down the door and saved one man who was inside.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for what IAFF574 Savannah calls “life-threatening injuries.” Police say he sustained burn injuries.
Two others living in the home made it out on their own.
“I am so proud of the bravery our officers showed today,” said Downtown Precinct Captain Cary Hill in a news release. “Danger was all around them, and they still did what they had to do to save a life. That’s what officers do.”
Three metro officers were the first to arrive on the scene and rescue the victim, but SCCPSS campus police officer Arthur Bryant pitched in to help as well.
Firefighters with Savannah Fire also responded to the scene this morning. No word on what caused the fire.
This story is developing. Stay with News 3 for further details.