UPDATE: Man seriously injured in East Lake house fire

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The fire victim who was pulled from a house fire May 7, 2017 succumbed to his injuries within the past 24 hours.

Officials with the hospital’s burn center identified the victim as Archie Ray Brian Powell. He was 60 years old.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The address for this fire was originally reported as being on 7th Avenue, yet the lead fire investigator now says the address is actually 2603 E. 38th Street.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The victim was flown to the burn unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center, but fire officials did not have a condition.

Fire investigators do now say that it started on the front porch.

However the cause is still undetermined.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga Fire officials have released more information on the house fire in East Lake Sunday night.

According to officials, initial reports were that someone might still be inside.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire visible.

Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan said firefighters were unable to force their way in through the front door, but were able to force their way inside through a side window.

Officials say firefighters found an adult male in the house and carried him out of the house.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Chattanooga Fire says a pet dog perished in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; officials do not have an estimate on the dollar loss at this time.

**Photo courtesy of Chattanooga Fire Battalion Chief Don Bowman


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A man is injured after a house fire in East Lake.

A 9-1-1 call came in just after 9 pm Sunday night for a house fire in the 2600 block of  7th Avenue.

The fire was out by 10:45 pm.

Firefighters and other emergency personnel were on the scene.

Chattanooga Fire officials say one man was pulled from the home and transported to a nearby hospital.

The cause of fire is under investigation.

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