Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 10:15 am - Catoosa County Fire Stations #1 and #4 were alerted of a house fire at 2731 Tunnel Hill Road in the south end of the county.
Catoosa Engine #13, from Ringgold-Catoosa Station #1, was the first unit to arrive on the scene and established a water supply from a fire hydrant directly in front of the driveway to the house. Senior Firefighter Brian Slatton immediately took command of the scene, reporting heavy involvement to the front of the structure.
Firefighter Slatton order an initial attack though the front door of the double wide modular home. Within minutes a second engine company arrived on the scene and was also assigned to pull another inch and 3/4 attack line to assist with firefighting efforts.
The fire was brought under control in a very short time and although the structure did sustain a large amount of damage a large potion of the structure and it contents were save due to the quick work and accurate firefighting efforts of the Catoosa County Fire Department.
A woman and two children were at home at the time of the fire, but luckily were able to escape the blaze unharmed. Witnesses said the fire was believed to have started in a bed room. Fire officials are still investigating the exact cause.