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UPDATE: Kitchen fire at Highway 58 retirement facility forces partial evacuation

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(File photo from fire at Silver Seniors on March 28, 2017.) (File photo from fire at Silver Seniors on March 28, 2017.)
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Several agencies were called to a fire at Silvertree Seniors of Chattanooga Thursday evening.

The original call came in around 5:50 p.m. from the apartment building in the 5400 block of Highway 58.

Hamilton County EMS spokeswoman Amy Maxwell says the fire broke out in the kitchen of room 610.

Firefighters evacuated the fifth and sixth floors and were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the kitchen.

Maxwell says the fire caused about $10,000 in damages.

Firefighters are trying to clear the smoke from the evacuated areas of the building. Maxwell says residents will be allowed back in their homes once the air is cleared.

No one was injured.

Firefighters were called to the retirement facility in March of this year, when a fire forced some residents out of their homes.

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Maxwell says residents displaced from previous fires are typically moved to vacant units of the building, which will most likely be the case for the person who lived in the room where the fire happened.

The Chattanooga Fire Department, Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department, and Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

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