A fire damaged a house on Douglas Drive, Friday afternoon.
According to East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams, firefighters, police and Hamilton County EMS were dispatched to a reported residential fire at 107 Douglas Drive at 12:46 p.m. When they arrived, heavy smoke was reported coming from several areas of the two-story house. The person inside got out without being hurt.
A second alarm was requested for additional equipment and manpower to the scene and coverage at our stations.
Firefighters attacked the fire by using several hand lines and one master stream to extinguish the fire, Chief Williams said. Crews entered the structure through the front and rear doors and during the attack crews encountered a partial floor collapse. All crews exited and were accounted for with no injuries reported. The remainder of the fire was then extinguished.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Tri State Mutual Aid that responded to the scene were; Catoosa Quint 3, Chattanooga Ladder 13, Chattanooga Engine 15, Chattanooga Battalion Chief 2, Hamilton County Rescue Rehab, Hamilton County OEM Air Trailer and the American Red Cross.
Tri State Mutual coverage at our stations were; Tri Community Engine, Catoosa Engine 7, and Mutual Aid Assistant Coordinator MA 5 (Chief Walston).