Chattanooga firefighters pull woman from house fire early Sunday

The Chattanooga Fire Department works to put out a house fire along O’Grady Drive early Sunday morning. (Image: WTVC)

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a call of a house fire with people inside just after 4a.m. Sunday.

CFD tells us Chattanooga police officers were the first on the scene and had already entered the house on the 1100 block of O’Grady Drive.

Firefighters says the blaze was spotted on the front of the home near the electrical meter, and spreading up to the attic.

Three people were thought to be still inside.

The two police officers who arrived first were driven out of the house due to the heavy smoke.

Firefighters told our crew on scene when they went in they found a woman in bed.

The woman was wrapped in bedding and carried to the front door.

She was taken to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS.

Crews went back inside to search the rest of the house, but no one was found.

The fire department says the other two occupants got out on their own.

While firefighters were searching the house, additional fire crews arrived to work on putting the fire out.

Captain Michael Thomas, the incident commander, said the firefighters had to pull the ceiling to get access to the fire in the attic.

Once they did, the fire was brought under control, according to the fire department.

An estimate on the dollar loss was not available.

Captain Thomas said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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