published Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Fire destroys home near Soddy-Daisy; no one hurt

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Firefighters battled a blaze in frigid temperatures this afternoon. At 5 p.m., a neighbor called 9-1-1 reporting a house fire at 1617 Millwoode Lane (Soddy-Daisy area).

Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved log cabin fire. Sale Creek requested a mutual aid response for additional manpower and a tanker. Soddy Daisy Fire Department responded to the scene. Firefighters conducted a defensive attack and knock down the fire to keep flames from spreading to the dry terrain.

No injuries were reported but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries.

The house is a total loss and damages are unknown at this time. The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. The home is owned by Andrew Flerchinger.

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