Friday afternoon, the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 6155 Tall Pine Lane at the Acres of Shade trailer Park.
Upon arrival the first fire company found heavy fire conditions to an out building that was attached to a single wide trailer. Captain Emily Smith from Quint 21 directed crews to utilize a 1 and 3/4 inch hand line to knock the fire down which had consumed the out building. The next in crew was assigned to do an interior search for any victims and found no one was at home. An additional fire crew checked for extension into the residence and found the fire had extended into the walls of one end of the trailer. As crews were extinguishing fires inside additional crews had to crawl under the trailer to contain fire that had spread underneath the trailer.
Losses are estimated at $10,000 to the trailer and displaced the homeowner. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the single occupant. Hamilton county EMS was on scene for medical standby and assisted with fire fighter rehab.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Chattanooga Fire Departments investigations division.