Home Damaged By Fire In Soddy Daisy Wednesday Night

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A home in Soddy Daisy was damaged by fire late Wednesday night.

A homeowner called 911 around 10:45 p.m., reporting a house fire at 1804 Smith Cemetery Road. The Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department responded reported heavy smoke and fire visible through the kitchen window. The Sequoyah VFD immediately requested a mutual aid response for the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department to respond for additional manpower. Firefighters gained entry into the house to extinguish the fire in the kitchen. They were able to contain the fire from spreading throughout the rest of the home. 

During the fire attack, firefighters noticed a dog cage and found a dog unconscious. They immediately brought the dog out to Hamilton County EMS personnel to administer emergency care to the canine. The dog survived and was taken to the Emergency Animal Hospital on Amnicola Highway by the owners.

No injuries were reported. Damages are listed at $30,000. The homeowner’s name was unavailable. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. 

The American Red Cross responded to assist the homeonwers and 1800 Board Up was called to secure the residence. The homeowners were insured. 


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