No Injuries Reported
Fire damaged a small apartment building, Wednesday night.
Firefighters were dispatched to 14 Laurel Lane at 10:23 p.m. on a reported apartment fire, according to an East Ridge Fire Department press release. When crews arrived, they reported heavy fire on the exterior of the two-story building extending from the basement to the roof.
As firefighters quickly searched for people inside the structure and determined the building was empty, others were busy extinguishing the blaze.
East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams said no injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire appears to have been an electrical short in the power service entering the building.
Chief Williams said the Red Cross was notified to assist the five occupants displaced by the fire.
Tri-State Mutual Aid was requested for firefighter rehabilitation at the scene. Chattanooga’s Ladder 13 and Catoosa’s Engine 7 were called in to stand by at ERFD Station 1 to cover any other calls for service.