UPDATE: Victim of deadly Hixson house fire identified
The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office says Young died from smoke inhalation.
UPDATE: The victim who died in a house fire on Plaza Hills Drive has been identified as 50-year-old James Young.
The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office says Young died from smoke inhalation, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.
Firefighters found Young on the floor in the home's front living room and carried him outside.
Young's death marked the fifth fire-related fatality for 2017. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
PREVIOUS STORY: A man has lost his life after a deadly house fire Friday morning. The man was pulled from the duplex on Plaza Hills Drive in Hixson.
The call to the fire department came in around 7:00am. A group of women and their children were able to escape the blaze safely.
The home sustained significant damage. The building's roof began to collapse when firefighters arrived, with flames shooting into the air.
The extremely cold weather is making the firefighter's job of battling the fire more difficult.
Just spoke with woman in her car watching fight fighters work. She said she lived in one side of the duplex and a man lived on the other. She said she and her family was able to get out as flames came in on her side. Says she saw crews doing CPR on man before ambulance took him. pic.twitter.com/0LUwwVkx6s— Michelle Heron (@MichelleWRCB) December 29, 2017
PREVIOUS STORY: The Chattanooga Fire Department is battling a house fire in Hixson.
Crews were called to Plaza Hills Lane shortly after 7 am Friday morning.