Chattanooga firefighters responded to a fire at 2:40 a.m. on Friday at 2745 Folts Drive.
Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the first firefighters on the scene reported fire on the outside of the structure. The firefighters attacked the fire aggressively and had the fire out in roughly five minutes.
Chief Bowman said the cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature, but what exactly sparked the blaze remains undetermined. No injuries were reported.
The house is a residency for the Orange Grove Center. Though the damage was confined to the exterior of the building, electrical service to the building had to be disconnected for safety reasons. Three Orange Grove residents, plus a house supervisor and her child, will have to stay elsewhere until repairs to the house are completed. Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to provide assistance to the displaced residents.
Chattanooga Police, Hamilton County EMS and EPB also provided valuable assistance on the scene.