House destroyed by fire Tuesday morning

The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department battled a house fire Tuesday morning.

A motorist called 911 at 9:57 a.m. reporting heavy smoke and fire around Highway 58 and Mayan Gap Road. Highway 58 VFD responded to 9200 Highway 58 and arrived on scene reporting a wood frame and brush fire.

Officials said: “Firefighters worked quickly to mount a defensive attack to contain the fire to the house, while other firefighters worked to extinguish the bushfire. Mutual aid was requested for additional manpower.

Tri-Community VFD responded to the scene and Chattanooga Fire Department stood by at Highway 58 Station 1 for any additional emergency calls. No injuries have been reported. However, HCEMS was on scene due to possible injuries to firefighters.”

The house was empty. Damage is unknown and the cause of the fire will be investigated by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.