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An early morning fire Tuesday damaged a Chattanooga apartment, displacing a family of five.

At 3 a.m., Chattanooga firefighters responded to an alarm at Stoneridge Apartments at 1020 W. 37th St, according to a news release. Upon arrival, firefighters were told by residents that there was a small fire in a vacant apartment on the second floor.

Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan said the building's sprinkler system activated, so all the firefighters had to do was stomp out the remaining fire with their boots, the release states. Morgan said the main damage was the water that leaked into the apartment below.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to assist that family of five, because the power had to be disconnected from their apartment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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