Apartment Fire Leaves Family Homeless

Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Fire Department received an alarm around 1:30 this afternoon and responded with six fire companies to Bayberry Apartments at 2300 Windsor Street.

Ronald Boyd, who lives nearby, was one of the first to spot the flames and ran to the two-story apartment building to alert the occupants. Officer Michael Favors with the Chattanooga Police Department also assisted in alerting the occupants. All got out safely.

Captain David Brooks with Engine 4 said smoke and flames were shooting out a second story window when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters began to arrive, some firefighters took in hand-held hoselines to make an interior attack, while others got on the roof to cut ventilation holes and to gain access to the fire in the attic.

The firefighters got the fire out in roughly 20 minutes. Captain Brooks said two of the apartment units had substantial fire damage, while two others had relatively minor damage. At least two of the units were vacant.

The fire displaces a mother and her three children. No injuries were reported in connection with the fire.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to provide assistance to the victims.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

*Photos by Bruce Garner

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