UPDATE: No one injured in fire that caused Ooltewah home to collapse
An Ooltewah family's home was destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon.
Just after 4:15 pm Sunday, Tri-Community firefighters were called to a home in the 6400 block of Paw Paw Trail, according to Hamilton County Emergency Management Services spokesperson Amy Maxwell.
When Tri-Community firefighters arrived on scene, flames were coming through the roof.
According to Tri-Community Fire Department Deputy Chief Dennis Thomason, firefighters found two propane tanks burning on the back porch as well.
The Chattanooga Fire Department and the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department were called to assist. Hamilton County Marine Rescue also responded for rehab, Maxwell explained.
One person was inside the home when the fire broke out, but they were able to get out safely, Chief Thomason said.
Once firefighters were able to confirm that no one was still inside the home, they went in to put out the fire.
"Moments later, firefighters were ordered to [evacuate] the home due to the unstable roofline and partial collapse," Maxwell explained. "Firefighters moved to a defensive attack to get the fire under control."
No one was injured in the fire, but HCEMS was called to the scene just in case.
The home is a total loss, and damages are estimated at around $350,000.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is working to determine the cause.
No other homes were affected.