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UPDATE: House fire displaces 6

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga Fire officials are investigating a house fire that left six people homeless.

Chattanooga Fire responded to the fire on the 1700 block of Oak Street around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The fire started in a closet but spread to the attic according to Chattanooga Fire. The fire burned partially through the roof before it was put out. The fire was contained to the rear of the house.

"By the time I got back, fire was comin' out the back window and smoke had escalated up into the roof," says a neighbor who called 911.


While battling the fire, one firefighter was bitten by a dog, which resulted in a small laceration on the leg. The firefighter will get follow-up medical treatment on Monday.

Crews were on the scene for about three hours.

Two adults and four children were displaced. American Red Cross is assisting the family.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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