Home In Alton Park Damaged By Fire Friday Morning

Friday, December 15, 2017

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in Alton Park Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around 8:30 a.m. and responded to 4020 Highland Ave. with five fire companies.
When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, one of the residents of the house was concerned this his wife might still be inside. The firefighters quickly went inside and searched the house.
Fortunately, his wife was not home.

Captain Jonathan Lehman, the incident commander, said the firefighters located the fire in a small room and extinguished it in roughly five minutes. The fire damage was contained to one room, but there was smoke damage to the rest of the house. 

The fire displaced the two adults who lived there. Volunteers with the American Red Cross were called in to provide assistance to the victims. The cause of the fire is being ruled accidental, most likely from an electrical malfunction. No working smoke alarms were found in the house. 
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