Overnight apartment fire displaces two families, investigated as arson

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Fire Department says an overnight apartment fire displaced two families. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.

photo: Savannah Fire Department

Fire crews responded to the fire in the 0 Block of Peachtree Drive at 3:33 a.m. Friday.

At the scene firefighters discovered smoke and flames streaming from a ground floor unit. 

Officials say the fire appeared to have originated on a mattress. It damaged a room and its contents.

No one was home at either unit at the time of the fire. 

Residents of two damaged apartments were displaced.

The blaze is being investigated as a domestic-related arson. Investigators believe the ground floor resident was the intended victim.

photo: Savannah Fire Department

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