Residents Rescued From Apartment Fire

East Ridge, TN (WDEF) – Residents escaped an apartment fire early Wednesday morning by climbing down ladders from the fire department. Fire fighters and emergency personnel responded to the fire in East Ridge at 3725 Fountain Avenue shortly after 1 AM. Heavy smoke was coming from the building and crews deployed ladders to the second floor where they were able to rescue the residents, most of who had been asleep. Several family pets were located and rescued as well.

Firefighters entered the building through the ground floor and were able to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross assisted approximately 24 residents impacted by the fire.

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