Apartments evacuated after East Ridge fire

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – A fire at the Summit East Ridge Apartments forced an evacuation this evening.

East Ridge firefighters found heavy smoke coming from building 4 as they arrived just before 5 PM.

Crews had to use ladders to rescue one occupant from a balcony.

Two occupants were treated on the scene, but not taken to the hospital.

The cause and the origin of the fire is under investigation.

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