'Major' Fire Breaks Out in Downtown Savannah Historic District

Emergency services battled to contain a large fire at a hotel construction site in Savannah, Georgia, on February 27, the local fire department said.

Local media said that the construction site of the Eastern Wharf Hotel on President Street was on fire, with large plumes of black smoke seen rising above the city.

In this video, the fire, which the uploader called “major,” can be seen raging from a nearby window.

The fire was believed to have started on the fifth floor, the fire department said. Credit: Tanya Dargusch via Storyful