Fire in East Brainerd destroys home

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The American Red Cross is assisting an East Brainerd family tonight after a fire destroyed their home.

According to the fire department, the fire happened around 3 Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Osborne Drive.

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The fire department says that crews found a fully involved fire in the carport and it quickly spread to the rest of the home.

All of the residents got out of the house quickly and safely and there were no injuries.

Battalion Chief Don Bowman says, “the guys did a great job. This is very very strenuous work especially in this kind of heat. But, they handle it like pros and they got a quick knockdown and controlled it. We just hate it for the family because their parents and family live right across the street So, we hate it anytime that we have to come out and do something like this.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.