HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)-- Two children avoided serious injuries Friday night after escaping a burning home in the Dallas Bay area.
Hamilton County EMS spokesperson Amy Maxwell says the fire on Dallas Lake Road occurred around 10:30 pm.
Maxwell says two boys, ages 8 and 12, ran to a neighbor's house and told them about the fire. The neighbor then called 911 and firefighters arrived a short time later to find flames coming from the back of the home.
The blaze was quickly contained to a back bedroom, where investigators say it began.
Both boys avoided serious injuries, but the 12-year-old was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
Maxwell says the rental home sustained about $35,000 in damages.
The family is receiving assistance from the Red Cross.