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Homeowner uses blow torch for repairs, starts house fire

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A fire Tuesday afternoon severely damaged a house on Sunset Mountain Drive in Hamilton County.


The call came in just after 4:00 p.m.  When Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the eaves and flames coming out of the roof.  


Firefighters worked to get the fire under control, but the fire had spread quickly, destroying the home. 


Fire officials report that the home owner was working on the plumbing using a blow torch which started the fire. 


Damages are estimated at $150,000.  No injuries were reported. 


Catoosa County Fire Department, East Ridge Fire Department and Highway 58 VFD were also at the scene in response to Mutual Aid. 


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