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Home on East 13th Street Home on East 13th Street

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A Chattanooga man is being credited with saving the life of a pregnant woman after her home catches fire.

The blaze happened on E. 13th Street just before 1:30 pm.

Chattanooga Fire spokesperson Bruce Garner says 26-year-old Andre Sharpe spotted the fire and immediately went to help.

Sharpe told firefighters he saw another woman run out of the house and that 21-year-old Angela Vasquez was still in a back room of the home.

He tried entering through the front door, but was unable to reach Vasquez.

Sharpe ran to the back of the house where punched through a window and carried her to safety.

Chattanooga Police had a originally taken calls on a disorder from the residence before the fire was reported.

When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed and flames had spread to the neighboring home.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames and save the other home.

Vasquez, who is five months pregnant, was taken to Erlanger for minor cuts and abrasions.

Sharpe was treated at the scene for cuts to both hands from punching out the window.

Vasquez's home, which housed seven including children is considered a total loss in addition to the three cars.

The Red Cross will help the victims.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause, and to determine if the disorder is connected.

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