Cooking Fire Leaves 4 Homeless

Thursday, June 27, 2013

No injuries were reported in connection with a duplex fire at 3967 Arbor Place Lane. Chattanooga firefighters received the alarm just before midnight Wednesday night and responded with four fire companies.

Battalion Chief Fredrick Blake said smoke and flames were visible when the first firefighters arrived. The four residents in the duplex had all escaped the fire without injury. The firefighters were able to contain most of the flames to the kitchen area on one side of the duplex. 

The loss was estimated at around $20,000. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental, most likely from food being left unattended on the stove. Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to assist the displaced family with temporary housing.



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