Woman’s body found after Chattanooga town home fire

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga firefighters investigate a blaze that may have claimed a woman’s life.

It happened just after 3:30 this afternoon at a town home on Lenny Lane in East Brainerd.

Crews on scene reported heavy smoke coming from the top of the roof.

While fighting the blaze, firefighters found the body of an adult female in an upstairs bedroom.

Fire investigators are trying to figure out the cause.

The Chattanooga Police Department homicide division is also helping investigate, which is standard protocol.

If the death is fire related, it will be the first fire fatality of the year in Chattanooga.

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