After several hours of hard work, the Chattanooga Fire Department had a two-alarm fire under control at the Hamilton Pointe Apartments on East Brainerd Road.
Crews successfully stopped the flames from spreading to nearby buildings in the apartment complex.
It happened around 4:45 p.m.
on Saturday and the entire 1800 building was destroyed. 16 apartments burned and the 1800 building is a total loss. 32 residents were displaced. Three dogs died in the fire.
One resident was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. She is listed in stable condition.
The fire appears to have started in a lower unit and spread to the rest of the building.
Tri-State Mutual Aid was providing fire coverage in the city as companies on the scene worked to tackle this blaze. Red Cross is assisting impacted residents along with four dogs.
The cause is under investigation.
No firefighters were injured.
As of 8 p.m., firefighters were still monitoring hot spots on the scene.
EPB, CPD, Hamilton County EMS and Chattanooga/Hamilton County Rehab Unit provided support on the scene.