Fire Guts Vacant House In North Chattanooga

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
- photo by Lt. Randall Herron

Chattanooga firefighters battled a house fire in North Chattanooga Wednesday night. The first call was received at 911 Communications at 7:35 p.m. and the plume of smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. The house was in the 800 block of Dallas Road.

Battalion Chief Jeff Eldridge said the house was vacant, and was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived. It was too late to enter the structure, so firefighters set up to fight the fire defensively to keep it from endangering other structures. It took the firefighters roughly 30 minutes to get the blaze under control.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

- Photo2 by Lt. Evan Rose

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