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Members of the Chattanooga Fire Department fought a boat fire Monday morning. Units responded to the 5500 block of Trailhead Drive to a marine fire at the Chickamauga Lock at 11:37 AM on 3/27/23. Smoke and flames were visible on arrival. Everyone was off the burning vessel and on the shore. CFD’s fireboats were used to extinguish the flames. There were no injuries. CPD, CFD, HCEMS, CFD Special Operations and TWRA responded. Proper cleanup procedures were followed.

boat fire

In the 1600 block of Walker Ave, a huge tree came down on two homes Sunday night just after 6pm. One woman went to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. No other residents were hurt. A dog was located and safely removed. Photos from the scene taken by Captain Shane Patterson show the extent of the damage.

tree on house

A fire caused significant damage to a home on North Chamberlain Avenue Tuesday night. At 7:16 PM on 3/21/23, CFD companies were called to a house in the 2400 block with reports of possible entrapment. A second alarm was called for extra units, but it was quickly canceled once fire officials arrived on scene and learned that all of the residents were out of the structure and safe. Good Samaritans had knocked on their doors to alert them about the fire so they could exit the burning home. CFD crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the attic. Firefighters went inside to fight the fire and others went to the roof for ventilation. They continued working to get the fire out and then shifted into overhaul to target any areas of extension. The fire appears to be accidental in nature. There were no injuries. Engine 4, Engine 5, Ladder 5, Engine 15, Squad 1, Quint 6, Battalion 1 and Battalion 3 Blue Shift responded.

N Chamberlain Ave house fire

A flash fire left a worker with injuries at an apartment complex Monday morning in Chattanooga. At 10:45 AM on 3/20/23, CFD companies responded to the Marina Pointe Apartments on Lake Resort Drive. Someone was working in a vacant apartment at the complex resurfacing a bathtub. During that process, chemicals were sprayed and with no ventilation, vapors built up. The vapors caught a spark and caused a small explosion, blowing out the windows of the apartment and blowing the bathroom door off its hinges. The worker was left with burns and she was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The apartment building was evacuated and firefighters carefully monitored the air quality of every unit to make sure that it was safe for residents to return to their homes. Everyone is back in their apartments at this time. A city building inspector came to the scene to check the structure out of an abundance of caution. CFD’s Special Operations Division responded, along with Quint 16, Ladder 19, Squad 19, Battalion 3, Squad 1, Hazmat 1 (Red Shift) and HCEMS.


A fire Friday night in Hixson damaged a home on Hamill Road, but Chattanooga firefighters got it out quickly, preventing flames from spreading any further. At 7:44PM on 3/17/23, CFD companies were called to a house in the 2400 block. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front of a single-story family dwelling on arrival. No one was home at the time. Firefighters made an initial attack and simultaneously searched the structure. No one was found inside. Crews knocked the flames down very fast in the living room and laundry room area. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Ladder 19, Squad 19, Quint 6, Quint 16, Engine 11, Battalion 3 (Green Shift), Hamilton County EMS, CFD Supply, CFD Training Staff, CFD Investigations, Chattanooga Gas, EPB, and CPD responded.

Hamill Road house fire

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