Georgia apartment fire injures 3 firefighters, 1 seriously, forces 11 families from their homes

  • Source: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
  • Published: 08/26/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Three firefighters are recovering from injuries they received while working a massive fire caused by a lightning strike at the Liberty Oaks Apartments on Saturday that displaced 11 families. One firefighter received traumatic injuries after a roof collapsed on him. A second firefighter received first and second degree burns, while a third firefighter is suffering from third degree burns. One of those firefighters has been taken to the Burn Center in Augusta. Another was taken to a nearby hospital, but has since been released. Chatham Emergency Services CEO Chuck Kearns says the building was struck by lightning. Multiple fire engines from Chatham Fire and Savannah Fire worked to contain the huge blaze. A search and rescue team checked to make sure no one was inside of the building.


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