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.