Mayday, Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Rescue Two from House Fire

Chattanooga firefighters at the scene of a house fire

By Lindsey Rogers

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters pulled two people from a house fire yesterday that also sent one member to the hospital.

Firefighters responded to a call at around 8:55 a.m. to a home in the 1300 block of North Concord Road.


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The first-responding company found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. They initiated a Mayday call for a firefighter who went into the structure when they weren’t able to get in touch with him right away. Thankfully, he was all right and managed to pull a child from the burning residence. The firefighter was taken to the hospital as a precaution and treated for minor injuries.

Two patients, the juvenile resident and one other adult resident, were also transported to the hospital. The fire went to two alarms and is under investigation.

“The crews had a lot of fire showing when they got here, showing from multiple rooms which makes search and rescue much more difficult. They did an outstanding job when they got here to get to the child inside,” Fire Chief Phil Hyman said. 

“Their training and the protective equipment that the department has meant that lives were saved today,” Operations Chief Rick Boatwright added. 

Lindsey Rogers is the public information officer for the Chattanooga (TN) Fire Department.

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