Savannah Fire responds to 3 separate fires Saturday; 2 injured, 6 displaced

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to three separate fires Saturday morning.

At 9:15 a.m., Savannah Fire was dispatched to a fire in the 3300 block of Lanark Street. Firefighters found a fire at the back of a home and extinguished it.

Investigators believe that a refrigerator in a backyard shed overheated, causing a fire. The fire destroyed two backyard sheds and ignited the back of the house.

Two people were transported by EMS with burns, treated at the Augusta Burn Center, and released. Four people were displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Then at 11:36 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire in the 700 block of Barton Street. Firefighters discovered that fire in the laundry room of a home spread to the kitchen. Crews extinguished the flames, preventing it from spreading to other parts of the home.

No one was physically hurt, but two people were displaced.

Savannah Fire is reminding the public to clean lint from filters every time the dryer is used, and to never store flammable items near a clothes dryer.

Saturday afternoon, at 1:15 p.m., Savannah Fire was dispatched to an alarm in the 2400 block of Montgomery Street. Firefighters found that a tree limb came down on a power line, causing the power line to make contact with the roof of a business.

The power line cause a small fire, which crews quickly extinguished. The business was closed at the time of the incident. No one was injured.

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