Savannah Fire Responds to Southside Fires; Five Displaced
SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 4, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to two fires on Savannah’s south side Thursday night. No one was physically injured in either fire, but one fire displaced five people.
At 8:41 p.m., Thursday, March 4, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 10700 Block of Egmont Road. Engine 2 was first on scene. Firefighters discovered a small fire in the wall of a vacant apartment. Neighbors had extinguished the bulk of the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters opened up the wall and completely extinguished the blaze.
Minutes later, at 8:53 p.m., Thursday, March 4, units were dispatched to a fire at an apartment in the 12000 Block of Middleground Road. Engine 11 was first on scene. They discovered a grease fire in the kitchen that began on the stove and spread to portions of the wall. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, preventing it from extending beyond the kitchen. No one was physically injured, but five people were displaced.
Most home fires can be prevented:
- Never cook while sleepy
- Stay in the kitchen while food is frying, boiling, grilling or broiling on the stove
- Turn off the stove if you have to leave the room
- Set timers while food is cooking
- Keep dish towels, paper products, curtains, wooden utensils and anything that can burn away from the stovetop