CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – A Brainerd house fire traps
four children on a roof, sending two of them to the hospital Tuesday.
It happened around 5:00 p.m. in the 700 block
of Caruthers Road.
Fire spokesman Bruce Garner says a
14-year-old was able to get his three siblings out of a second floor window,
after one of them told him the house was on fire.
Chattanooga officers Charles Decker, Trent
Kilpatrick and Joshua Curtis, along with Matt Evans, who was passing by, were
able to rescue the children from the roof as they 14-year-old lowered them down.
Evans, a surgical tech at a local hospital,
treated a cut on the teen's leg that came from kicking out the window.
Garner says the cause of the fire is not yet known,
but investigators believe it started on the first floor. He says flames could
be seen from miles away.
The teen and one of his siblings were taken
to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters gained control of the blaze
after about 30 minutes.