Chattanooga firefighters rushed to a reported structure fire at 1513 Anderson Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Battalion Chief Steve Swanson said the fire appeared to have started in the vicinity of the back porch, but was spreading up the outside wall and getting into the attic. The firefighters got the fire out quickly, limiting the fire damage to rear portion of the house. No injuries were reported.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the family.
An estimate on the dollar loss was not available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.