AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Downtown Augusta Salvation Army has caught fire, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office dispatch.
The call came in at 6:47 p.m. The fire is at the Salvation Army on Greene St. in downtown Augusta. Officials on the scene tell FOX 54 the fire was caused by an electrical panel. Due to the nature of the fire, the building has been left without power, and thus no heat. The building also sustained smoke and water damage.
People staying at the shelter have been moved to the Kroc Center, where cots and other materials have been provided. Golden Harvest and other local food banks are pitching in to provide food. The Red Cross is also helping with the displaced people.
Due to the dropping temperatures, many people have been seeking shelter from the cold. A representative of the Salvation Army says that if more people turn up to the Kroc Center, they will assist them with finding a place to stay.