Man Badly Injured in Tennessee Duplex Fire

Man Badly Injured in Tennessee Duplex Fire

Photo, video, and article by Bruce Garner

A 66-year-old Chattanooga (TN) man was seriously injured in a duplex fire early this morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 12:10 a.m. and responded to 2103 Daisy Street with four fire companies. Lt. Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said the entire front part of the duplex was engulfed in flames.

While some firefighters worked to get the blaze under control, two firefighters made their way inside to look for victims. Captain Ashley May and Lt. Alex Cole found a male victim at the rear of the B side of the duplex. The two firefighters carried the victim out of the apartment, where firefighters and EMS personnel administered oxygen.

 

Firefighters said the victim was unresponsive. The victim was then transported by Hamilton County EMS to Erlanger Medical Center. The victim was transported to Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he is listed in stable condition.

Battalion Chief Charles Patton said the fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes. The fire displaced at least one adult who lived in the other side of the duplex. Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee were called in to provide assistance to the victims.

One of two pet dogs perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chattanooga police also provided assistance on the scene.

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