2 Injured In Brainerd House Fire Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
- photo by Bruce Garner

Hamilton County EMS transported two people to Erlanger Medical Center after they were burned in a house fire Tuesday afternoon. 

Chattanooga fire investigators are gathering information on this incident. The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. in a home at 4502 Kemp Drive. 

Battalion Chief Fredrick Blake said one of the victims, described as an elderly male, was in the front yard when the first firefighters arrived. He appeared to be suffering from severe burns to a large portion of his body. His wife reportedly helped him get away from the house, and received burns in the process, mostly to her hands. 

Their conditions were being evaluated at Erlanger.

The fire was beginning to spread into the attic before the firefighters could get the blaze under control. No dollar estimate was available, but there was substantial damage to the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

The male burn victim was expected to be flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.

 

Further updates will be provided as warranted.

- Photo2 by Bruce Garner

PHOTOS: Day 2 At Wings Over North Georgia

Talley Construction Has Low Bid Of $22,569,994 For Tom Rowland Interchange

Construction of a new highway interchange in Cleveland will begin soon after Talley Construction Company was announced as the apparent low bidder at $22,569,994.69. The new interchange, to be named in honor of Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, will give access to a new industrial and commercial area. The industrial park is owned by Cleveland and Bradley County. The Tennessee Department ... (click for more)

Frances Pope Is The Only Answer For East Ridge Mayor

The time is upon us to stand together for a change, a changing of the guard for the better.  A time to elect officials that will actually listen to all the citizens that have concerns. A time to come together to watch East Ridge grow with new development. A time to elect the people in charge of the direction the city goes. A time when community involvement is essential. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!

Just moments before Florida would seal a football 10-9 victory over Tennessee in early October, the student section in Neyland Stadium stooped to a new low when it vociferously chanted, “F*** you, Florida! F*** you, Florida!” It was shocking, a loud and vulgar display of all that sportsmanship isn’t, and served as a great embarrassment to Knoxville and the university. Jimmy Cheek, ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Falls To Furman In Regular Season Road Finale

GREENVILLE, S.C. --- UTC fell 9-0 to Furman Sunday afternoon at Stone Soccer Field in Southern Conference women’s soccer action. Chattanooga falls to 1-14-1 overall and 0-7 in league play, while the Paladins improve to 10-3-2 on the year and 4-1-2 against the SoCon. The Mocs held off the Paladins, not allowing any early goals and allowed just two in the second half. Freshman ... (click for more)

Ooltewah's Riley Hickman: 2-for-2 Wins At Cleveland And Talladega

The “Hustler” Riley Hickman of Ooltewah hunkered down this weekend and picked up a pair of wins in Dirt Track competition. Friday night the # R1 “Hickman Manufacturing, American Billett, Austin Trucking, Tucker Mobile Home Service, Allstar Graphics, VP Racing Fuels, RH Designs, Competition Racing Equipment, A-1 Towing, MRC” sponsored CVR / Vic Hill powered machine ... (click for more)