No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in East Lake Thursday afternoon.
The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 1:39 p.m. and responded to 3100 14th Ave., with five fire companies. Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan said a good portion of the house was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. Chief Morgan said it took the firefighters roughly 20 minutes to get the blaze under control. The fire caused substantial damage to the home.
Chief Morgan said the residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.