House Fire Sends One Person to Hospital

The CFD says that individual has only minor injuries.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Chattanooga house fire early Wednesday morning sent one person to the hospital, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department. They say that person has minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 1 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) responded to a house fire near Brainerd High School. It took place in the 700 block of West Henderson Drive, the fire department said.

They said neighbors had called 911 due to smoke coming from the home.

When the fire department arrived at the home, they said flames were already showing at the front of the building.

One person made it out of the burning home before the fire department arrived. However, the CFD said that individual was taken to the hospital.

The CFD said the reason the individual was sent to the hospital was because of an injury from falling and because of smoke inhalation.

They also noted that firefighting efforts were slowed because of the number of items in the home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to the CFD.

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