Cause of construction fire on Habersham Street undetermined

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The exact cause of a blaze at a construction site on Habersham Street last week could not be determined, though investigators suspect an extension cord may have been a factor.

Crews responded to the 4600 block of Habersham St. shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, April 15, to find the site fully engulfed in flames.

The Savannah Fire Department (SFD) says the two-alarm fire destroyed a three-story apartment building under construction.

Fire officials say exterior portions of an adjacent apartment building were damaged.

Crews worked through the pre-dawn hours to extinguish the blaze and prevent the fire from causing further damage to the adjacent building. 

The SFD says the site was unoccupied.

Investigators couldn’t rule out the extension cord as the cause of the fire, but because of the extent of the damage, the exact cause has been ruled undetermined. SFD says the cord was plugged in at one of the buildings under construction and ran into the fire-damaged building.

Officials say there is no indication this fire is related to any recent fires in the city, and it appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information that might be useful to the investigation is asked to call 1-800-282-5804.

Editor’s note: Story originally published April 15

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