Two people were hurt in an early-morning house fire on Monday.
According to East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams, firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire with two people trapped inside at 1404 South Moore Rd. at 4 a.m.
East Ridge police were already on the scene and reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the single-story home. Officers with ERPD assisted one occupant of the home out the back door and another through a front window of the house.
Chief Williams said that firefighters arrived on the scene making an aggressive interior attack and searching for any other occupants. The fire was quickly extinguished.
The two occupants were transported to a local hospital by Lifeguard EMS, suffering from smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the East Ridge Fire Investigation Division.
Damages are estimated to be $30,000.
“Great work from all that were involved,” Chief Williams posted on the City of East Ridge Fire and Rescue Facebook page.