Arson fire damages East Ridge home

Arson fire damages East Ridge home

January 29th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

East Ridge Police have determined an early Sunday morning residential fire was caused by arson.

Officers noticed smoke shortly after 1 a.m. at a two-story home at 3900 Bennett Rd., which is at the intersection of John Ross Road.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire, which left an estimated $10,000 in damage, said East Ridge Police Chief Eddie Phillips. He said the home was vacant and unoccupied.

Phillips said officers have begun a criminal investigation into the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call East Ridge Police at 622-1725 or the confidential tip line at 867-0016.