Firefighters Respond to Two Fires Overnight
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Chattanooga firefighters responded to a couple of fires Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The first fire occurred around 11:00pm Friday and was located at 7128 Lea Road, with the Chattanooga Fire Department initially responding with four fire companies.
Flames were visible on at least two sides of the house and were shooting through the roof. A boat located next to the house was also on fire.
An additional two fire companies were called to assist. It took roughly 24 firefighters nearly an hour to get the blaze under control. No injuries were reported.
An estimate on the loss is not available at this time, but the fire caused substantial damage to the house. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen area, but the exact cause remains under investigation.
Chattanooga firefighters were also dispatched to another fire at 3303 Harrison Pike around 3:30am Saturday morning. Fire crews arrived to find a large fire in front of the residence which started in a “slide-on truck camper” near the house. The flames engulfed the camper and spread to the front of the home. Four additional fire companies arrived to assist and they were able to stop the fire before it could cause serious damage to the house.
The two residents were not injured, and because the damage was limited to the home, the couple would not be displaced. An estimate on the loss to the camper is unknown at this time and the cause is under investigation.
Photo Credit: Captain David Thompson Jr.