UPDATE: Update on Woman Pulled from Burning Home
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The woman who was pulled out of the burning home at 111 Centro St. early this morning by firefighters was initially transported by Hamilton County EMS to Erlanger Medical Center.
Later this morning, she was transferred to the burn unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where she remains in critical condition.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Three occupants of a home in Lookout Valley were taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning after a fire.
It happened at a house at 111 Centro Avenue around 3 AM.
When firefighters arrived, they found two men in the front yard who had just escaped.
They said a woman was trapped in a back bedroom.
Three firefighters entered the burning home with a hand-held hoseline.
They crawled on their hands and knees to reach the victim.
On the way, they found two dogs, which were brought out, but did not survive.
The firemen found the woman on the floor, breathing but unresponsive.
After carrying her out, she was sent to the hospital with serious smoke inhalation and possible other injuries.
The two men were also sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The crew that went through the home with no visibility were Senior Firefighter Joel Nix, Firefighter Engineer Matt Rorex and Firefighter Ryan Swisher.
* Photos by Sgt. Kyle Moses with the Chattanooga Police Department