Lighting Strike Causes Oak Pointe Trail House Fire
SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 22, 2020) – At 5:24 p.m., Sunday, June 21, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 100 Block of Oak Pointe Trail. Lightning struck a tree and made contact with a nearby house. The resident came home, found moderate smoke throughout the house and called for help. Engine 10 was first on scene. Firefighters discovered a small bedroom fire in the area where the lighting struck. Crews contained the fire to the bedroom. The home sustained extensive electrical damage. No one was injured, but the resident was displaced.
Oak Pointe Trail Fire
WHAT: Lighting strike causes house fire, displaces one person
WHERE: 100 Block of Oak Pointe Trail
WHEN: 5:24 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 2020
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Savannah’s first fire company was organized in 1759. It became the nation’s first fully mechanized fire department in 1911. Today the Savannah Fire Department is a progressive, future-focused organization comprised of 318 professional, fully-trained career firefighters. The department operates 15 fire stations in a service area comprised of more than 108 square miles.
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Jenel Few, PIO
Savannah Fire Department