published Friday, March 29th, 2013

Fire pushes Chattanooga family out of house

A house fire pushed a Chattanooga family of six out of its home Friday afternoon.

One of the older children was cooking for the others at 1604 Wheeler Ave. when the fire broke out in the kitchen, according to a news release. All the children escaped safelty. The mother was not home.

Michael Thomas, acting battalion chief with the Chattanooga Fire Department, said the flames stayed within the kitchen, though smoke damaged other parts of the house. In all, the fire caused about $10,000 in damage.

When she arrived, the children’s mother had to go to the hospital for an unrelated medical problem. Other than the children seemed to be OK, and the family dog also escaped, the release said.

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