Man suffers minor burns as fire breaks out in duplex this evening

Man suffers minor burns as fire breaks out in duplex this evening

July 29th, 2017 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A fire burned this duplex on Arlington Avenue July 29, 2017.

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Firefighters snuffed out a fire at a duplex on Arlington Avenue around 5:30 p.m. today, drawing five fire companies to the call.

Chattanooga Fire Department acting spokesman David Brooks said in a statement that firefighters found smoke and flames visible from one of the duplex units when the arrived at the building at 852 Arlington Avenue.

Brooks said Capt. Randy Steele reported that the flames were quickly spreading from the living room into the kitchen. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within a few minutes to prevent further damage.

One person was in the home and suffered minor burns to his hand, officials said. The unnamed resident was taken by ambulance to Erlanger Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and damages are estimated at about $30,000, officials said. The residents in the adjacent duplex unit were evacuated. That unit was undamaged.


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