Georgia firefighters reunite family with special belongings left behind after house fire more than a decade ago

  • Source: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
  • Published: 03/31/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A family was reunited with special belongings left behind after a fire caused them to leave their house more than a decade ago. This wouldn’t have been possible, however, without the eagerness of a Savannah firefighter who made it her mission to put the treasures back into the right hands. The house that once stood there was being used by the Savannah Fire Department for training exercises. Unbeknownst to them they would find long-lost family treasures that were stuffed in the attic, leading Captain Chela Gutierrez on a hunt to find the family they belong to. “There’s wool in here,” said Captain Gutierrez. This quilt is one of about 15 others left behind after part of a family’s home caught on fire. “I saw a trash bag full of like brightly-colored fabric and I said, ‘that looks like quilts.’” Captain Chela Gutierrez with Savannah Fire says they were using the blighted home on Cumming Street for training before it was torn down. It had been abandoned for decades.


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