Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richmond County fire crews were on the scene of a house fire near downtown Augusta Monday night.
The call came into Richmond County dispatch around 8:45 p.m. to Clark Street.
There was heavy smoke and flames when crews arrived, but firefighters were able to hose the building down.
Officials say a homeless family had been staying at the home to keep warm and were trying to smoke out mosquitoes when the fire happened.
Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.
Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.