Several fire departments responded to an apartment fire in East Brainerd on Sunday afternoon.
A 911 call was made reporting a fire at Standifer Apartments at 3400 Jenkins Road. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was the first fire department that responded to the scene. When firefighters arrived, they confirmed two apartments showing smoke and fire. Tri-Community VFD quickly requested a mutual aid response for additional departments to respond to the scene. Highway 58 VFD and Catoosa County Fire Department responded.
Bradley County Fire Rescue and East Ridge Fire Department were on stand by for any additional emergency calls in Tri-Community's district.
Chief Dennis Thomason, Tri-Community VFD, reported no injuries, but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries. Two apartments in Building 4 were damaged and the loss was estimated at $30,000. The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by Tri-Community VFD.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Brainerd Recreation Center following the fire.
Volunteers are conducting needs assessment for those displaced by the blaze and providing emergency needs.