Family Of 9 Left Homeless After Boy Scout Road Blaze Started By Car In Garage

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A house occupied by a family of nine was destroyed by fire on Boy Scout Road early Sunday morning.

 At 4:30 a.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 1045 Boy Scout Road (Dallas Bay Area). Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene reporting a vehicle and the garage fully involved. Dallas Bay VFD immediately requested a mutual aid response to shuttle water to the scene. Red Bank Fire Department, Soddy Daisy Fire Department and Sale Creek VFD responded.

According to one of the family members, she got up to heat a bottle for a 3-month-old baby when she smelled wires burning in the house. She awoke another family member to investigate the odd smell to find their car on fire in the garage. They immediately pushed the car out of the garage to alleviate the fire spreading throughout the house.

Unfortunately, they were too late. The fire spread throughout the garage and spread to the house. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire to contain it to the left side of the home. Damages are extensive and estimated at $120,000.

No injuries were reported but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries. The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

The American Red Cross was called and responded to the scene to assist five adults and four children.

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