Vacant house catches fire in Chattanooga

Vacant house catches fire in Chattanooga

September 19th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, on the 3700 block of 3rd Avenue. (Photos by Capt. David Thompson Jr.)

Photo by Capt. David Thompson Jr.

Firefighters extinguished a house fire tonight in Chattanooga, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the report of a fire about 9 p.m. on the 3700 block of 3rd Avenue. Capt. Brad Petty with Engine 9 said heavy smoke and some flames were visible coming from the roof of a vacant house.

As additional firefighters arrived on the scene, the firefighters got on the roof and used hand-held hose lines to extinguish the fire in the attic. Capt. David Thompson Jr. said it took roughly 10 minutes to get the blaze under control.

No injuries were reported. Thompson said the fire caused substantial damage to the attic and roof of the house. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.