UPDATE: 17 people displaced after fire on W. Waldburg Street in Savannah Saturday afternoon

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SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – UPDATE: Savannah Fire Rescue told News 3 a total of 17 people are displaced after the fire on W. Waldburg Street.

This number includes three who lived in the duplex units, two who lived in apartments at 311 Waldburg, 10 people staying in a vacation rental at 313 Waldburg and two people living in the home at 317 Waldburg.

Savannah Fire Rescue said the rear of a brick tri-plex building was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene around 1 p.m. The blaze spread to the rear of a neighboring duplex unit and then damaged the vacation rental. Each building sustained extensive fire damage.

No one was injured, but four cats were unaccounted for and firefighters had to cut the power.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: Savannah Fire Rescue has confirmed that the fire on W. Waldburg Street is officially out.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – UPDATE: Savannah Fire Rescue confirmed in a tweet that they are still working to put out a structure fire on W. Waldburg Street Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials are checking for hot spots before officially confirming the fire to be out as of 3:30 p.m.

Savannah Fire Rescue said a total of 17 people have been displaced as a result of the fire.

Officials are advising the public to avoid the area of Montgomery and Gwinnett Streets to Montgomery and Henry Streets.

News 3 will have updates.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Fire Rescue and the Savannah Police Department are responding to a structure fire on W. Waldburg Street that broke out Saturday afternoon.

Savannah Fire responded to reports of an air conditioning unit on fire in the 300 block of W. Waldburg Street at 1:09 p.m., according to fire officials.

The fire reportedly spread to two neighboring homes. There were no residents inside at the time of the fire.

Though the initial call was in response to an air conditioning unit on fire, officials have not confirmed the cause yet.

W. Waldburg Street has been shut down due to excessive smoke in the area. Drivers and pedestrians should avoid the area if possible.

This story is developing.

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