House In East Ridge Suffers Heavy Fire Damage

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A house in East Ridge suffered heavy fire damage early Sunday morning.

At 1:01 a.m., East Ridge Fire Rescue received a report of a fire at 1201 Reeves Ave. Firefighters discovered flames coming through the roof and at a rear corner of the residence.


It was initially reported to firefighters that there were possibly residents still trapped inside the structure. East Ridge Fire Rescue mounted an aggressive interior attack and extinguished the fire. No one was discovered trapped inside the building, and all of the residents were eventually accounted for safely.

There were no injuries reported, and the estimated amount of damage to the structure is $65,000. Firefighters rescued the family dog from inside the house and it was transported by the family to an animal hospital.

               

The fire began in a rear bedroom. The cause is under investigation.


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