Ooltewah house goes up in flames, owner goes to hospital for smoke inhalation

Ooltewah house goes up in flames, owner goes to hospital for smoke inhalation

January 28th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A house at 3207 Banks Road in Ooltewah became a total loss from fire last night.

Its owner, Roger Ufford, was taken to Parkridge Hospital by Hamilton County EMS for smoke inhalation, officials reported.

Ufford had called 911 at 11:30 p.m. to report the fire, but when the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department arrived it found fire showing through the roof area. A vehicle in the carport on fire.

Tri-Community VFD Deputy Chief Danny Hague reported a total loss valued at $75,000.

A news release said the cause is unknown and the fire is currently under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.