Thursday, August 21 2014, 02:36 PM EDT
Duplex Fire in Hixson
No one was home and no one was injured when fire broke out late Thursday morning in a Hixson duplex.
The Chattanooga Fire Department got the alarm at 11:13 a.m. and responded to 4670 Cary Lane with four fire companies.
Smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived on the scene.
Chattanooga firefighters immediately forced their way into both sides of the duplex to search for occupants. Fortunately, no one was home. Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan said the firefighters got the fire out quickly, containing the blaze to one side of the duplex. The other side had some smoke damage.
Three people reportedly lived in the side of the duplex that had the fire damage. They told firefighters that they had a place to stay and declined help from the American Red Cross.
There's no word on exactly how much damage the fire caused, or what started it.
Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department.