Two people suffered burns after a couch caught on fire at a house in the Sequoyah area on Friday night.
The homeowner, Imogene Jones, called 911 reporting a house fire at 10800 Jenkins Circle. The Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting a fully involved house fire. Chief Mike Brumlow requested a mutual aid response for additional manpower and equipment. Mowbray VFD responded to the scene to assist Sequoyah firefighters.
According to Ms. Jones, her grandson, Jonas Jones, and family friend, Charlie Daniels, found the couch on fire and tried to extinguish it. During the extinguishing, Jonas Jones, 26, sustained second-degree burns to his arms, shoulders and back and was transported to the hospital by Hamilton County EMS. Mr. Daniels sustained a small burn to the arm but was not transported to the hospital.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office.
Damages are listed to be $90,000.
Ms. Jones was uninsured and will be staying with family members.