Fire On Tunnel Boulevard Displaces Family Of 6

Sunday, October 20, 2013
The fire is out and most of the house was saved. White foam, visible on the ground and house floor, is used by firefighters to help prevent any rekindles.
The fire is out and most of the house was saved. White foam, visible on the ground and house floor, is used by firefighters to help prevent any rekindles.
- photo by Lt. Tim Waters

A fire early Sunday morning on Tunnel Boulevard displaced a family of six.

Chattanooga firefighters responded to the house fire at 1814 Tunnel Blvd. The first call to 911 Communications was at 4:42 a.m.

Lt. Tim Waters with Engine 15 said flames were visible when the first firefighters arrived, and the residents of the house had already escaped the blaze unharmed. Lt. Waters said the fire appears to have started in the laundry room, and was quickly spreading into the attic.

As firefighters from three additional fire companies arrived, they carried a hand-held hoseline into the laundry room and quickly extinguished the fire. Other firefighters did the same with the fire in the attic. Most of the fire damage was contained to the laundry room and part of the attic. The loss was estimated at $20,000.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

 


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