Neighbor Helps Save Family From Burning Home
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- A family was woken up by a neighbor and was able to escape a house fire in Lookout Valley early Wednesday morning, May 18, 2022.
The fire was initially reported by that neighbor at 3:50 AM via a 911 call which prompted the Chattanooga Fire Department to respond. After calling for help, the neighbor rushed over to the house and banged on the windows which alerted the sleeping family comprised of a couple and their newborn baby to the fire. The family was able to escape without injury thanks to the actions of the neighbor.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found flames shooting up from the backside of the garage. They initially launched a search not knowing if there were residents inside but were able to call that off when they learned the family had escaped. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze within an hour of arrival by 4:40 AM.
The American Red Cross is currently helping the family in the wake of the fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.