Fatal House Fire in Hixson

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MIDNIGHT UPDATE:

After reports that someone was trapped inside, firefighters did rescue one victim who was taken to the hospital.  They could not reach the other victim.

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Two firefighters were also injured at the fire and are in stable condition at a local hospital.

Photo from Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton

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UPDATE:



Chattanooga fire spokesman Chuck Hartung says one victim suffered from smoke inhalation and the other was killed.

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HIXSON, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Fire Department reports that a house fire they are battling on Thursday afternoon involves a fatality.

They got the call to a home on Highland Road just before 4 PM.

It is a neighborhood near Ashland Terrace, just north of the Ashland Terrace animal hospital.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.