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UPDATE: Firefighters battle morning duplex fire

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UPDATE: Firefighters arrived at a home with flames shooting through he rood Thursday morning. The duplex fire required four Chattanooga Fire Department companies as they battled the fire and subfreezing temperatures.

It took nearly 30 minutes for the fire to be brought under control, and firefighters were able to contain the fire damage to one side of the duplex, according to Bruce Garner, Public Information Director for the Chattanooga Fire Department.

No one was reportedly home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. 

Captain Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said the cause of the fire remains under investigation. He estimated the dollar loss at $70,000.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the two people displaced by the fire. 


PREVIOUS STORY: An active house fire on Mayfair Avenue Thursday morning resulted in Chattanooga firefighters battling the blaze in below freezing temperatures

No one was in the duplex home at the time, and the adjoining neighbor was able to get out of the building safely. No injuries were reported, but two people have been displaced.

There no word yet about the extent of the damage or value.

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