Six Displaced by W. 39th Street Attic Fire
SAVANNAH, GA (Saturday, June 13, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 600 Block of W. 39th Street just after midnight on Saturday, June 13. Engine 5 was first on scene. Firefighters discovered heavy smoke coming from the attic of a boarding house. Five residents escaped on their own, but a sixth resident climbed out of a second story window and onto the roof. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the victim. No one was injured. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, which appears to have begun in the attic. Power to the structure was cut and all six residents were displaced.
W. 39th Street Fire
WHAT: Savannah Fire extinguished an attic fire at a boarding house
WHERE: 600 Block of W. 39th Street
WHEN: 12:08 a.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020
About The Savannah Fire Department:
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