Fire destroys Ooltewah home
A Hamilton County home was destroyed in a late night fire Monday.
Hamilton County EMS reports Tri-Comminity Volunteer Fire was dispatched to a fire on Banks Road in Ooltewah.
When crews arrived, flames were visible showing through the roof and attic. A vehicle was also on fire in the carport.
Crews battled the fire defensively, but the home was too far involved to save it.
Damage was estimated around $75,000. The cause is under investigation.
The homeowner was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family.