Chattanooga Firefighters rescue woman from burning home Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department says that around 4:16 Sunday morning firefighters were dispatched to a home on O’Grady Drive.

Chattanooga police officers were the first on the scene. The two police officers were driven out of the house due to the heavy smoke.

Soon after, Captain Tim Zink and his firefighters with Squad 20 arrived at the house.

Captain Zink says they saw the fire on the front of the home near the electrical mete and spreading up to the soffit and attic.

Crews were told there may have been three people inside.

When the firefighters with Squad 20 went in, Captain Zink says they found an occupant who was still in bed.

Captain Zink says the woman was wrapped in bedding and carried to the front door, where she was handed off to the police officers and Hamilton County EMS.

The other two occupants got out on their own.

While Squad 20 was searching the house, firefighters got the fire under control.

Captain Thomas said the cause of the fire is under investigation.


The area, near the fire hydrants, was salted after the fire since the temperatures were below freezing.

Around, 1:00 pm firefighters returned to the home to hit some hot spots that reignited.

Categories: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Local News

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