published Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Mattress fire displaces a dozen people in Chattanooga

Fire
Get directions:  To here - From here

Chattanooga firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 918 Hamilton Ave. shortly after 6 tonight.

Battalion Chief Don Bowman said a mattress was on fire in one of the five apartment units in the building. Chief Bowman said the firefighters had the fire out in less than five minutes, containing the fire to one room. No injuries were reported.

Chief Bowman said the fire damaged the wiring in the building, so EPB had to cut the power to the building, leaving about a dozen people and two dogs without a place to stay. Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to assist the displaced residents with overnight accommodations.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chattanooga police and Hamilton County EMS also provided assistance on the scene.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.