Firefighters rescued a woman and her dog from a burning home Thursday night in East Brainerd, according to a Chattanooga Fired Department news release.
The incident happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of Mari Jon Drive.
Quint 21 was the first unit on the scene and spotted smoke in the windows. Crews entered the home and heard someone yelling from a back bedroom. No flames were visible, but firefighters had to navigate through thick, black smoke.
They found a woman and her pet Great Dane and carried them outside to safety. The woman indicated that someone else was possibly trapped inside the house, but firefighters conducted several searches and no one else was found. Officials believe she was referring to her dog, asking first responders to make sure her pet was safe.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with smoke inhalation and McKamey Animal Center is caring for her dog.
Crews extinguished the fire in the central part of the house, but the home suffered extensive smoke and fire damage. Firefighters were told that the woman had just moved in.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Multiple CFD units were on scene, along with Chattanooga Police and Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service.