published Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Sale Creek home goes up in flames

A Sale Creek family is looking for temporary housing after their home went up in flames this morning.

Paul Jay Oliver arrived at his home on Leggett Road late this morning to find the home full of smoke.

After he unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire, Sale Creek Fire Department responded to the scene, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Amy Maxwell said.

The blaze was so large that Soddy-Daisy Fire Department and Brayton Volunteer Fire Department were also called to assist before the fire was controlled, Maxwell said.

Hamilton County EMS was requested to the scene to evaluate Oliver, who suffered smoke inhalation while trying to extinguish the fire.

He was treated on the scene and declined transport to the hospital, said Maxwell.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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