Chattanooga firefighters have busy holiday
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Chattanooga firefighters have been kept busy over the 4th of July holiday.
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 7014 Palermo Drive shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Captain Jeff Eldridge, the incident commander, said the residents in the home heard noises coming from the basement area.
Upon investigation, the residents found smoke coming from the electrical panel in the laundry room. Moments later, the smoke turned into fire.
The residents got out of the house and called 911.
Captain Eldridge said most of the fire damage was contained to the laundry room, but there was extensive damage to the rest of the house.
The dollar loss was estimated at $60,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Meanwhile, the cause of Wednesday's fire at 705 Creek Drive has been ruled accidental.
Lt. Andrew Waters with the Fire Investigation Division said the fire appears to have started around a flood light, which was located at the front of the house, surrounded by dry mulch.
Once the fire ignited, the flames spread quickly up the walls and into the attic.
Chattanooga firefighters were able to contain most of the fire damage to the exterior and the attic, but the damage was extensive.
The dollar loss was estimated at around $150,000.