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The Chattanooga Fire Department's Investigations Division charged an 11-year-old boy in connection with intentionally set fires at a home in his neighborhood.

It happened Monday (11/23) at 4:10 PM on Maude Street.

CFD investigators say the juvenile tried to set a house on fire and also caused a car fire.

Engine 5, Quint 1, Squad 1, Ladder 1, Quint 10, Engine 4, Battalion 1 and Battalion 3 responded to the call. Dispatch advised the crews that they would be dealing with a possible vehicle and dumpster fire close to a residence. Engine 5 arrived on the scene and found a fire at the rear of a vehicle parking in the driveway of a home on Maude Street. Engine 5 personnel attacked the fire and got it extinguished. A small fire was also located in a trash can next to the residence and was extinguished.

Several witnesses provided statements about what they saw to investigators, who arrested and charged the child with Aggravated Arson and Setting Fire to Personal Property.

He was transported to a juvenile detention facility. The boy lives in the area, but not at the house where he allegedly caused the fires. His name is not being released because of his age.

The garbage can that was set on fire was up against the house, which was occupied at the time of the incident. Thankfully, firefighters got it out before flames could spread to the home. A cooler on the porch was also set on fire. The car fire caused damage to the vehicle.

Fire tore through a residence in Highland Park early Saturday morning and as firefighters battled the blaze, they also managed to keep the flames from spreading to other houses adjacent to the burning structure.

It happened at 2:35 AM at 2003 Bennett Avenue. The occupants came home and found the two-story structure on fire.

First responding units discovered heavy flames coming from the back of the house from both stories.

Crews went inside and saw that most of the second floor was on fire so they pulled out the residence for safety reasons. At that point, flames were coming through the roof.

It took an hour and a half to get the fire under control. The cause is under investigation. There were no injuries.

Firefighters protected nearby exposures, keeping other houses safe on both sides of the structure.

Engine 5, Ladder 5, Quint 1, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Engine 4, Engine 9, Squad 20, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, HCEMS, Chattanooga Police, EPB, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue’s Rehab Truck responded to the scene.

bennett ave

Chattanooga firefighters had a good catch and quick initial knockdown after finding flames shooting 20 feet high from a home on the East side of the city Tuesday night.

It happened at 7:45 PM at 1203 Sholar Avenue. Calls to 911 indicated that there was an active fire at that location and Engine 4’s crew found heavy fire in the middle of the roof.

They immediately performed an interior attack as other firefighters arrived on the scene to assist them. As everyone worked together to get the fire under control, a search of the structure was conducted and no one was found inside the residence.

The fire was out by 8:20 PM. Investigators will be working to determine what caused the blaze which destroyed the center part of the home. There were no injuries.Overhaul was conducted to check for fire extension and hot spots.

Engine 4, Engine 5, Ladder 5, Quint 10, Squad 1, Squad 19, Battalion 1 and 3, CFD Investigations, CFD Supply, EPB, CPD and HCEMS responded.

“I’m really glad no one was hurt in this incident. Everyone did good work. I’m proud of these men and women and how they got the job done,” said Captain Wadie Suttles III, who was in command on the scene.

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The Chattanooga Fire Department had a busy morning on Veterans Day, including a residential fire in East Brainerd.

It happened at 9 AM in the 1100 block of Greens Road, not far off East Brainerd Road.

Responding units reported seeing heavy smoke in the area as they got close to the scene.

Quint 21 arrived first and confirmed that they were dealing with a residential structure fire.

Initially, it was unclear if anyone was inside the home so a second alarm was called and additional units staged at Fire Station 21.

An interior attack was launched and Ladder 7 laid a supply line for water. Crews used two interior attack lines to fight the fire and holes were cut in the roof to improve interior visibility.

A primary and secondary search was conducted simultaneously with firefighting operations and it was confirmed that no one was inside the structure. The fire was out in twenty minutes.

Second alarm companies that were on standby returned to service.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries. There is extensive smoke, water and fire damage throughout the home.

CFD had multiple calls going at the time of this incident, but everyone worked together to provide an efficient response to all of the emergencies.

Engine 15, Engine 5, Ladder 13, Ladder 7, Quint 21, Squad 13, Squad 7, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, EPB, HCEMS, CPD, CFD Investigations, CFD Supply and the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue’s Support Services Unit were on the scene on Greens Road.

Greens Road fire

Extra manpower had to be called to the scene of a fire CFD worked off of Shallowford Road on Thursday afternoon.

The call came in at 1:16 PM with reports of a burning structure on Grider Way, located near Grace Baptist Academy.

Quint 21 was first on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the building, but they were informed that everyone was out of the structure.

Flames spread through the attic area and quickly tore through the rest of the house. Visibility was very poor as an interior attack was launched.

More crews responded to the fire due to the size of the structure. Firefighters took turns rotating in and out as they fought the fire in an effort to prevent heat exhaustion.

The roof was ventilated to aid in visibility. Crews continued battling the blaze and it was marked under control at 2:20 PM. Companies remained on scene to make sure everything was fully extinguished.

No one was injured. The cause is under investigation.

Quint 6, Quint 7, Squad 7, Quint 8, Quint 21, Squad 13, Ladder 13, Ladder 19, Engine 4, Car 44, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, HCEMS, EPB, CFD Supply, CPD, CFD Investigations, and Chattanooga-Hamilton Rescue’s Support Services Unit responded.

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