UPDATE: Crews respond to fire at vacant home near Broad Street

Clark Street fire/WRDW-TV/October 8,2012
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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.

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