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UPDATE: House fire on S. Orchard Knob Avenue leaves 3 homeless

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UPDATE: Chattanooga Fire Department says there were no injures reported in connection with a house fire at 1706 South Orchard Knob Avenue. 

A resident told firefighters that the fire started in a shed in the backyard, but strong winds pushed the flames in the direction of the house. The residents reportedly did not know about the fire until a neighbor banged on their door to alert them. 

Crews got the blaze under control in roughly 30 minutes, but the damage to the house and two cars parked in the driveway was substantial. A pet dog chained up near the shed received some burns to its hind-quarters before firefighters moved it away from the fire. Personnel with McKamey Animal Center were called in to care for the dog. Volunteers with American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the three people who lived in the home. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chattanooga police and Hamilton County EMS also provided assistance on the scene. 

PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Fire Department are working on a fire at 1706 S. Orchard Knob Avenue. 

The call for the fire came in around 12:30 p.m. 

We have a crew at the scene. Stay with Channel 3 Eyewitness News as this story develops. 

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