Chattanooga fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire early Tuesday morning in a duplex at 1802 South Kelley Street. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 3:27 a.m. and responded to the with four fire companies.
Captain Anthony Moore with the Fire Investigation Division said the fire was on the “A” side of the duplex, toward the rear of the structure. Three people were in that unit when the fire was discovered, and all got out safely. A resident in the other side of the duplex also got out unharmed.
The firefighters extinguished the fire fairly quickly, limiting the fire damage to the “A” side of the duplex. The loss was estimated at $40,000. Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the victims. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chattanooga Police and Hamilton County EMS also provided valuable assistance on the scene.