Eastdale Home Suffers Heavy Fire Damage; 2 People Make It Out Safely

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
A home in Eastdale suffered heavy fire damage early Tuesday morning.
 
At 2:15 a.m., units with the Chattanooga Fire Department were dispatched to a possible residential structure fire at 3408 Jones St. The first unit on the scene reported heavy black smoke coming from the structure. 
 
Firefighters learned there had been two people in the home at the time of the fire and both had made it safely out of the house. 
 
Shortly after entering the front door, fire crews encountered intense heat and fire.  Fire crews were able to have the fire under control in less than 20 minutes. 
 
While the exterior of the structure is in good shape, the interior suffered extensive damage.  Damages were estimated at $50,000.
 
The residents of the home are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  There were no injuries resulting from this fire. 
 
The Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County EMS, and EPB assisted with the fire.


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