UPDATE: Family safely escapes house fire on Green Pond Road
Fire crews are currently on the scene of a house fire in the 2000 block of Green Pond Road.
UPDATE: Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department responded to 2001 Green Pond Rd. and reported a 3-story house was fully involved house fire. 911 received a called from a man who is the homeowner reported his back porch was on fire. Sequoyah VFD was first on the scene when they got there they immediately requested a Mutual Aid response for additional manpower.
Dallas Bay VFD and Mowbray VFD responded to the scene, Soddy Daisy FD was on standby for additional assistance. Firefighter crews had challenges getting the fire engines and water tankers up the driveway due to the steep and curvy terrain.
Fire officials confirmed a heating lamp for the dogs started the fire on the back porch. The house is a total loss and damages listed at $375,000. The
American Red Cross will be assisting this family with their emergency needs.
PREVIOUS STORY: Fire crews are currently on the scene of a major house fire on Green Pond Road near Smith Cemetery in Soddy Daisy.
Several fire departments from multiple agencies responded to fire just before 6:00am. The fire could be seen from a distance away, and appeared to be quite large.
The family that lived inside of the house was able to safely escape the blaze, with only the clothes they had on at the time. The homeowner and his two teenage sons were in the home, when one of the sons noticed smoke.
They looked out a rear window of the home and discovered the home was on fire.
There is no word on how the fire was started. The home is considered to be a total loss.
This is a developing story, we will have more information on this fire as we receive it.