Woman saved from early morning Chattanooga house fire, second save this weekend

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department has released updated information on the woman pulled from a house fire on Windsor Street Sunday.

The fire department says the 33-year-old woman remains in critical condition in the burn unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

According to the fire investigator, the fire started in the kitchen and the cause appears to be accidental.


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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department says for the second time in less than 24 hours, a woman has been pulled from a house fire.

Just after 5:00 this morning, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire where a person was trapped on Windsor Street.

Chattanooga Police officers were first on the scene and one resident was already outside, with one still trapped inside.

The officers went in through the front door and searched a bedroom, but found no one. The smoke forced the officers to exit the building.

When the fire department arrived they entered the smoke-filled house through the front door.

Officials say they used a thermal imaging camera and Firefighter George Johnson found an unconscious woman on the floor near a side exit door.

Other firefighters assisted Johnson with carrying the woman out of the house.

The firefighters immediately began administering CPR before EMS stepped in and rushed her to the hospital.

The woman was expected to be transported later this morning to the burn unit at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

The fire was located in the kitchen and quickly extinguished. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Three Chattanooga police officers are being credited for pulling another woman from her burning home Saturday. Battalion Chief Chris Willmore said the 79-year-old woman did not appear to be seriously injured, but was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

Photo Courtesy: Bruce Garner, Chattanooga Fire Department

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