Home Total Loss after Fire Breaks out on Suck Creek Road
Closest Hydrant Was Two Miles Away
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department and Walden’s Ridge Emergency Service responded to a house fire on Suck Creek Road earlier this morning. The call came in at 6 a.m. to a residence in the 1900 block.
Units responding advised fire as seen though the roof. A major challenge for firefighters was that the closest hydrant was two miles away and the structure was at the top of a steep hill.
The a representative from the Chattanooga Fire Department says shuttled tank water to the house until a permanent water supply was set up. Crews used water out of the Tennessee River, pumping it from the river to the scene. Two thousand feet of fire hose was used to get water to fight the fire.
The home is considered a total loss. No one was injured. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Investigators do believe it was caused by a heat lamp in a chicken coop adjacent to the home.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County EMS and Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue’s Rehab Truck Response also responded to the scene.