Woman Injured In East Ridge House Fire

Monday, January 3, 2011

East Ridge Fire/Rescue and Police responded to a house fire at 500 Bonnie Lassie Ave. Monday morning.

The three occupants of the home had already evacuated the residence as firefighters arrived on the scene just four minutes after the call was received. Firefighters quickly established an interior attack isolating the fire to a bathroom saving the rest of the home.

One of the occupants of the home, a 59-year-old woman, did receive first and second degree burns as well as smoke inhalation. She was transported by Lifeguard EMS to Parkridge Hospital for evaluation.

East Ridge fire and arson investigators responded to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators found a small space heater in the bathroom which they believe caused the fire. Foul play is not believed to be a factor in this incident.

Damage is estimated at $15,000. The American Red Cross has been notified to assist the family.

Units responding to the scene include East Ridge Squad 1, Squad 2, Engine 1, Quint 1, Rescue 1, and Support 1. Fort Oglethorpe Engine 10 also responded on automatic aid.

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