published Sunday, January 29th, 2012, updated Jan. 29th, 2012 at 5:57 p.m.

Arson fire damages East Ridge home

3900 Bennett Road
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East Ridge Police have determined an early Sunday morning residential fire was caused by arson.

Officers noticed smoke shortly after 1 a.m. at a two-story home at 3900 Bennett Rd., which is at the intersection of John Ross Road.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire, which left an estimated $10,000 in damage, said East Ridge Police Chief Eddie Phillips. He said the home was vacant and unoccupied.

Phillips said officers have begun a criminal investigation into the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call East Ridge Police at 622-1725 or the confidential tip line at 867-0016.

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