Fire blazing on 11th Street in Chattanooga

Fire blazing on 11th Street in Chattanooga

September 22nd, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Firemen work to put out a fire at 721 E. 11th St. in downtown Chattanooga on Thursday. Policemen at the scene speculated that it may have been started by homeless people.

Photo by Alex Washburn/Times Free Press.

Chattanooga firefighters are battling a big blaze in an abandoned building on 11th Street across from the Community Kitchen.

Some homeless people who camp in the building have been displaced by the boiling flame and roiling smoke. Firefighters responded about 9 p.m.

Update: Chattanooga mayor's homeless complex site goes up in flames