Morning fire displaces mother and son just before Mother's Day
Chattanooga firefighters mop up after Friday's fire. CFD photo
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
A morning fire in Chattanooga displaced a mother and her son Friday.
The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around 11:00 a.m. and responded to the home on Reece Street with four fire companies.
CFD Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton said the firefighters made a quick, interior attack and got the fire under control in roughly 10 minutes. The dollar loss was estimated at $20,000. No injuries were reported.
Valierie Lyle told firefighters she was at work and her son was in school when the fire broke out. Captain Andrew Waters with the Fire Investigation Division says the cause of the fire appears to be accidental, most likely from an electrical malfunction.
Volunteers with American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the victims. Chattanooga police and Hamilton County EMS also provided assistance on the scene.