Savannah Fire: Electrical equipment failure likely cause of downtown fire

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Fire says investigators cannot rule out electrical equipment failure as the cause of an early morning fire at a downtown restaurant.

Fire officials say crews responded to a fire alarm at 12:24 a.m. Friday in the 0 block of W. Liberty street. When crews arrived they discovered heavy smoke streaming from the building.

Savannah Fire says the fire originated near electrical equipment in the restaurant’s basement kitchen and extended out of the rear of the building.

A balcony of the Knights of Columbus Building next door received charring from the fire. The fire also led to smoke damage for a neighboring restaurant in the 300 block of Bull street.

None of the buildings were open or occupied at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.

Savannah Fire continues to investigate the cause of the fire.

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