This is a developing story and was updated Sept. 17 at 7:50 p.m. with more information.relatedarticlethumb
A house fire in the 1200 block of Judy's Lane in the Lookout Valley area left one person dead and another injured Sunday afternoon.
A woman was pulled out of the home by an off-duty firefighter and three neighbors, Chattanooga Fire Department Capt. David Thompson said. She is not the person who died. She was taken to a local hospital, and her status had not been released Sunday evening. Another person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, Thompson said.
Victims' identities are being withheld until family members have been notified.
The 911 call came in at 3:12 p.m. Dispatchers said over radio that the fire was reportedly in the garage and smoke was visible from the outside.
Firefighters and investigators were still on scene at 6 p.m. The home's front was fully scorched, and the front of a vehicle in the driveway was visibly burnt.
James Renner, a nearby neighbor, said he was working in his shop behind his house when he saw "a lot of thick, black smoke" reaching above the tree line. Fire crews and several other neighbors were already at the house by the time he got down there, and he said he saw emergency personnel carry a woman out on a stretcher.
"She was badly burnt," he said.
Renner said he didn't really know the older couple who lived there very well.
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