UPDATE: Roads are back open after an early morning house fire on the 1200 block of Sheridan Ave.
The fire broke out at a duplex around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning.
The Chattanooga Fire Department, Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton Co. EMS responded to the scene.
CFD Battalion Chief Don Bowman fire tells Channel 3 when firefighters arrived on scene the duplex was fully involved and first responders were able to put the blaze out quickly.
Neighbors worked to make sure everyone got out okay.
"We tried beating on the door I didn't get no response by then flames were so bad, it was hot just being close to it," Neighbor, Sylvester Kirkwood said.
CFD said there were two elderly men inside at the time of the fire, both were able to make it out okay. The Red Cross responded to provide assistance to those residents.
No word on damages but investigators say there is significant damage and could be a total loss.
Chief Bowman says it's not clear what caused the fire but it appears that it started on the left side of the duplex. He added that it’s too early to say if the fire is suspicious.
Traffic was blocked on Sheridan Ave. near Wilson St. as firefighters worked to clear the scene.
Stick with Channel 3 for the latest developments.
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The fire broke out around 3:00 a.m. Monday morning.
The Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton Co. EMS also responded to the scene.
There is no word yet on if anyone was injured or inside of the home at the time the fire broke out.
Officials say there is significant damage to the home.
Traffic is blocked on Sheridan Ave. near Wilson St. as firefighters work to clear the scene.
Here in Chattanooga, we reached 91, dipping to 88 with a 4 degree temperature drop.
Police spokeswoman Evie West tells Channel 3, the child was left in the van for about 20 minutes while the temperature was about 93 degrees outside.
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