Savannah Code Compliance building fire intentionally set, arson unit finds

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A weekend fire at the City of Savannah Code Compliance Building was intentionally set, officials say.

The Savannah Fire Department (SFD) Arson Unit released the cause on Wednesday. No arrests have been made at this time.

SFD was dispatched to the building at 1700 Drayton Street at 3:14 a.m. Sunday.

Crews found a fire raging through the roof of the building.

They knocked down much of the fire from the interior, but a small explosion caused the fire to flare up again, SFD says.

No one was inside the building, and no one was injured.

Anyone with information regarding the fire should contact the Savannah Fire Department Arson Unit at 912-644-5959, Crime Stoppers at 912-234-2020 or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline at 1-800-282-5804.

The Georgia Arson Control Program provides rewards of up to $10,000 for information that results in an arson arrest and conviction.

The Savannah Police Department has assisted in the investigation, utilizing its drone to take aerial photographs of the scene.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories