Fire Damages Home In East Ridge Thursday Night

Friday, February 22, 2013

A home in East Ridge was damaged Thursday night by fire. 

East Ridge Fire/Rescue and Police responded to 706A Donaldson Road, at approximately 9:20 p.m., in reference to a residential structure fire. 

Firefighters arrived in four minutes and found a working structure fire in a second story bedroom. Firefighters quickly established an aggressive interior attack containing the fire to the room of origin.

East Ridge fire and arson investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was a burning candle that had fallen off a nightstand igniting items lying in the floor. Three people were home at the time of the fire; however, they were all able to safely evacuate the residence. 

No injuries were reported in this incident. Damage is estimated at $35,000.

Units responding to the scene included East Ridge Squad 1, Squad 2, Engine 1, Engine 2, Quint 1, Support 1, and Rescue 1. Angel EMS responded for standby.


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