By Bruce Garner
Chattanooga (TN) firefighters rushed to a reported house fire at 5454 Hixson Pike around 9:30 this morning. Battalion Chief Jeff Eldridge said smoke and flames were visible toward the back of the structure when the first firefighters arrived. The fire was located in a back bedroom and the firefighters were able to contain the fire damage to that room. The rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage.
Chief Eldridge said a man was found sitting in a pickup truck in the front driveway. He appeared to be unresponsive, so paramedics with Hamilton County EMS transported him to Erlanger Medical Center, where his condition would be assessed.
The house is apparently being used as a residence and a business. A sign in front of the house says “Psychic Reader.” The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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