Chattanooga firefighters save woman from burning home

Chattanooga firefighters save woman from burning home

February 16th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Firefighters rescued a woman from this home in the 4600 block of Highland Avenue during a fire Feb. 16

Photo by Bruce Garner, Chattanooga Fire Department

4600 block of Highland Avenue

34.999431, -85.318329
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Chattanooga firefighters carried a woman from a burning house Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the department's Public Information Officer Bruce Garner. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 4600 block of Highland Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. and were told a woman might still be inside. 

Lt. Shaun Hinosa and firefighter Julio Vargas found the woman unable to move in a hospital bed in the front bedroom, according to the release. Lt. Tyler Swindell and firefighter Preston Binegar with Squad 1 joined to help, and the four carried the woman out to a waiting ambulance. 

Battalion Chief Ashley May did not believe the woman was injured, but she was taken to a hospital as a precaution. 

The dollar loss for the home was estimated at $40,000, according to the release. 

The lead investigator determined the fire was accidental and was likely caused by an unattended space heater. 


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