published Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Fire at Soddy-Daisy house does $30,000 in damage

The Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department responded to a Soddy-Daisy house fire late Wednesday night, according to a news release.

A homeowner called 911 around 10:45 p.m. to report the blaze at 1804 Smith Cemetery Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire visible through the kitchen window, the release said.

The Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department immediately requested additional manpower from the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department to help battle the flames.

After entering the home, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the home. While attacking the fire, firefighters noticed an unconscious dog in a cage. They brought the dog out to Hamilton County EMS personnel for emergency care. The dog survived, the release says, and the owners transported the canine to the Emeregency Animal Hospital on Amnicola Highway.

The American Red Cross was on the scene to assist the homeowners and 1-800-BOARD-UP was called to help secure the residence. No injuries were reported, but damage to the home is estimated to be $30,000, according to the release.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.The homeowners, whose names are not available, were insured.

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