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.

 

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BARBY, MATTHEW DEWAYNE  4030 DORRIS ST CHATTANOOGA, 37410  Age at Arrest: 47 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CONTEMPT OF COURT(NON-SUPPORT) --- BARNEY, DARRYL BOJANGLES  2106 LAURA STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37406  Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For April 22-28

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for April 22-28: Mark Brannan Sangalang, 28, of 114 Van Cleve Street #6, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested April 22 on charges of entering auto and fugitive from justice. Travis Knight Johnson, 24, of 114 Van Cleve Street #10, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested April 22 on a charge of criminal attempt. Brandin Allen Russell, 28, of 106 ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)

Shrum, Gautier Win Communities In Schools 5K

Ryan Shrum and Jan Gautier may still be recovering from the Boston Marathon 12 days ago, but that didn’t keep them from winning overall titles in the 18 th Annual Communities In Schools 5K in Ringgold Saturday morning. The race, a circular 3.1-mile route that was somewhat flat, but included a few challenging climbs, was sponsored by First Volunteer Bank with proceeds benefitting ... (click for more)

Baylor Baseball Complex Dedicated to the Etters and Wyatt McMahan

It was the summer of 1961 and a 10-year-old boy and a college grad were starting their baseball journey – a journey which would eventually connect them for decades to come. While Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were chasing the ghost of Babe Ruth and the then home run record of 60 round trippers, Wyatt McMahan was in his first year in Joe Engel’s Knothole League in White Oak ... (click for more)