Fire Leaves Family Of 4 Homeless Wednesday Night

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
- photo by Battalion Chief Don Bowman
Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire in Brainerd Wednesday night. The department received the alarm at 8:15 p.
m.
 and responded to 5015 Carolyn Lane with four fire companies. 

Battalion Chief Don Bowman said a mother and her three adult sons were in the home at the time, but all escaped the fire unharmed. Chief Bowman said it took the firefighters roughly 15 minutes to get the blaze under control. 

The fire caused substantial damage to the home, so the family will have to stay elsewhere for the night. Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to provide assistance to the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chattanooga police and Hamilton County EMS also provided assistance on the scene.


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