Good Samaritan calls for help after noticing smoke at small Chattanooga church

(Image: Chattanooga Fire Department)

A fire ignited at Iglesia Pentecostes Del Principe De Paz at the corner of Rossville Boulevard and East 37th Street on Friday afternoon, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD).

But it could have been much worse if a passerby hadn't spotted black smoke coming from a window.

Police officers arrived on the scene and forced open one of the church doors, only to be met with more gusts of black smoke.

Firefighters arrived shortly after and quickly put the fire out.

They conducted two searches to make sure no one was in the church.

Investigators don't know what caused the fire.


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