3 Ga. firefighters injured battling apartment complex fire
One FF sustained first and second-degree burns, another FF sustained third-degree burns, while the third FF received injuries when the roof collapsed on him
By FireRescue1 Staff
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Multiple Chatham Fire and Savannah Fire engines worked to put out a major blaze at an apartment complex that seriously injured three firefighters and displaced 11 families.
A lightning strike caused a fire at an apartment complex in Savannah, Georgia, WTOC reported. Chatham Fire and Savannah Fire firefighters responded to the fire alarm. While fighting the fire, three firefighters sustained severe injuries and were transported to the hospital.
One firefighter sustained first and second-degree burns, another firefighter sustained third-degree burns, while the third firefighter was injured when the roof collapsed on him.
Firefighters worked to contain the fire, and a search and rescue team was sent inside the building to ensure no one was left behind.
The Red Cross is working with the displaced families to provide emergency financial assistance to 13 adults and 17 children that were left without a home.