House On Walden's Ridge Destroyed By Fire

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Firefighters battled another house fire in Hamilton County, at Walden's Ridge. 

At 7 p.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 3905 Anderson Pike on Signal Mountain. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and reported 25 percent of the house was on fire and heavy smoke showing in the attic area. WRES immediately requested a mutual aid response for additional fire apparatus and manpower. The Red Bank Fire Department, Signal Mountain Fire Department, Lone Oak Volunteer Fire Department responded. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department was on stand by at Walden's Ridge Emergency Services fire station for any additional emergencies in the Walden's Ridge area. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire in the attic and in the corner of the house. Unfortunately, the roof structure was heavily damaged and they were unable to save the house. 

Fire officials report the damages to the house a loss estimated at $250,000. Currently, the home owner, Al McMurry, had the house up for sale. No one was living at the residence. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. 

No injuries were reported but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries to firefighters.


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