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UPDATE: Unattended cooking oil causes house fire

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One person was sent to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following an afternoon fire in North Chattanooga.

The call came in just before 6:00 p.m. of a kitchen fire on Lytle Street.  There were reportedly two people in the house when one of the home's occupants noticed the fire while walking his dog. 

The man told firefighters that he went into the house and helped two people out to the yard.

Firefighters were able to contain most of the fire damage to the kitchen area, but the home sustained heavy smoke and water damage. 

All three individuals were checked out by Hamilton County EMS.  One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution since he suffered from a pre-existing health condition. Officials say he did not suffer smoke inhalation as initially reported.

The fire is being ruled accidental, due to oil being left unattended on the stove.



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