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Chattanooga firefighters attempt to extinguish a house fire late Tuesday night, Sept. 17, 2019, in the 4100 block of Dorris Street on Chattanooga's Southside. / Photos from the Chattanooga Fire Department
some text Chattanooga firefighters attempt to extinguish a house fire late Tuesday night, Sept. 17, 2019, in the 4100 block of Dorris Street on Chattanooga's Southside. / Photos from the Chattanooga Fire Department

Multiple fire companies responded to a fire that destroyed a house late Tuesday night on Chattanooga's Southside, according to a Chattanooga Fire Department news release.

When crews arrived at the house in the 4100 block of Dorris Street about 11:15 p.m., heavy flames were coming through the roof. Neighbors said there was possibly someone still inside the home. 

Because of the intensity of the blaze, firefighters were unable to enter the house to conduct a search.

It took about 40 minutes to get the blaze under control and crews dealt with hot spots for several hours. A second alarm was called because of the possibility of entrapment, but it was later canceled. 

The Chattanooga Police Department, EPB and Hamilton County EMS provided assistance on the scene. Station 1 responded to the fire, along with Quint 14, Engine 9 and Squad 20. 

Once the flames were extinguished, a thorough search was conducted and no one was found inside the home. No firefighters were injured.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

 

 

 

some text Chattanooga firefighters attempt to extinguish a house fire late Tuesday night, Sept. 17, 2019, in the 4100 block of Dorris Street on Chattanooga's Southside. / Photos from the Chattanooga Fire Department

 

 

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