Christopher Smith, 37, Identified As Man Who Died In Hurricane Creek Subdivision House Fire On May 7
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The victim from a house fire on May 7 in the Hurricane Creek Subdivision has been identified by the Hamilton Medical Examiner ‘s Office as Christopher Keith Smith, 37, of Ooltewah.
The case is still under investigation by HCSO/CID.
With regard to a damaged fire hose, the woman who drove over the fire hose has been identified as Tina White.
Ms. White has been cited with TCA 55-8-169, crossing a fire hose, and TCA 39-13-103 reckless endangerment. The second charge is due to fire personnel being inside the burning structure and having the main water supply delayed.
The four-inch supply line did not have water in it when it was hit. However, one section of hose had to be replaced before the hydrant could be opened up.
The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department has advised that one section of four-inch hose will need to be replaced.