Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Wind Through Area

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Eagle Creek house fire
Eagle Creek house fire
- photo by Stan Clark

Severe storms brought heavy rain and wind north of Chattanooga on Wednesday evening.

EPB crews were dealing with power outages in Brainerd, Soddy Daisy, Shallowford-Tyner and East Chattanooga.

It was a very busy evening for emergency responders in Cleveland and Bradley County. The evening storm that passed through Wednesday brought a lot of heavy rain and wind that caused some serious issues. There were multiple power outages and several reports of trees and power lines down.

Just after 6 p.m., Bradley County EMS was dispatched by the Cleveland/Bradley 911 Center to respond to a reported house fire that was caused by the storm. The incident occurred on Winding Glen Dr. in the Eagle Creek Subdivision off of Mouse Creek Road.

Continued reports via the dispatch center stated that neighbors were able to get everyone out of the structure. When EMS crews arrived there was smoke visible from the residence. Bradley County EMS stayed on the scene to provide medical support for Bradley County Fire and Rescue. At one point EMS did do a checkup on one of the firefighters and it was reported that he was OK.

After the fire was under control and all of the responders were safe, Bradley County EMS was released from the scene at 8 p.m.

Stan Clark, EMS spokesperson, said, “These impending storms are always challenging because we never know what they will bring. Our mantra is to 'be prepared and to respond.' With this storm we had time for the shift commander to keep on extra personnel and position ambulances in strategic areas for response. The result was that we had no serious injuries and no loss of life.”

Storm damage was also reported in the vicinity of Athens, Tn.

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