Fire at old East Brainerd Elementary building

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga firefighters responded to a blaze on Monday at the old East Brainerd Elementary School on East Brainerd Road.

It happened around 3:30 AM.

The building has been abandoned for years.

But firefighters pulled a mattress from a classroom, implying that someone was using it for shelter.

They found a small fire at the rear of the building.

Firefighters got it out quickly by breaking through a classroom window for the water lines.

The damage was minimal and no one was hurt.

East Brainerd Road

* Photos by Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr.

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