East Ridge Fire were called to the scene of commercial fire at Birkhead Automotive on Boyd Street around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday.   

Units from Rossville, Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County and Tri-Community were also called in to help.

East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams tells Channel 3 there were people inside the building when the fire started trying to put the flames out.  One person was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation.

Williams believes the fire may have started around some kind of stove inside the auto shop. The cause of the fire is under investigation.