Two families will spend Christmas without a home following a Saturday morning fire, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.
Neighbors noticed smoke coming from a second-story unit at 1209 Grove St. about 7:30 a.m., according to a news release. All of the residents made it out of the apartment safely.
A family of four and a mother and daughter lived in the upper and lower apartments, respectively. The American Red Cross is assisting the families.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Two people died in an early morning traffic accident Saturday, Chattanooga police said in a news release.
Santiaze Hughes, 37, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wall while driving north on Rossville Boulevard just before 2 a.m., according to a news release.
Neither he nor his passenger, Latara Hughes, 33, was wearing a seat belt. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.