published Saturday, June 4th, 2011, updated June 4th, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.

Chattanooga: House fire reported in Eagle Bluff

A house burns on Players Court in the Eagle Bluff
subdivision of Hamilton County on Saturday. Fire companies from three
departments — Dallas Bay, East Ridge and Tri-Community, backed up the
Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department in battling the blaze. The owners of
the house weren't home and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The
dwelling was a total loss, according to Hamilton County Emergency Services.
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A house burns on Players Court in the Eagle Bluff subdivision of Hamilton County on Saturday. Fire companies from three departments — Dallas Bay, East Ridge and Tri-Community, backed up the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department in battling the blaze. The owners of the house weren't home and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The dwelling was a total loss, according to Hamilton County Emergency Services. Contributed photo

A home in the Eagle Bluff subdivision off State Highway 58 burned to the ground Saturday afternoon.

The house at Players Court was engulfed in flame when the first firefighters from Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department arrived around 1:20 p.m., according to Amy Maxwell with Hamilton County Emergency Services.

Fire companies from three departments — Dallas Bay, East Ridge and Tri-Community, backed up the Highway 58 department in battling the blaze, but the house could not be saved, Maxwell said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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NoMyth said...

I hate to say it, but investigators should check to see if there were any 'financial' issues, such as late mortgage payments. All of the homes in this neighborhood were purchased at prices that the market does not support and many homeowners are likely 'underwater'.

June 4, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.
SavartiTN said...

I think that they should be looking into why it took the fire department 30 minutes to arrive on the scene. With the housing development that has occurred in Hamilton County, looks like it might be time to think about a regular fire department.

June 5, 2011 at 1:20 a.m.
trburrows said...

a lot of homes here are empty. they were bought for 3 times what they are worth now and people moved out. No one will pay what the owners are asking. and they are not insured for fire. up here you have to buy fire insurance. we are in the county, not the city. That is why the fire dept is late. They are not paid to put the fire out. i pay $75 per year for mine.

June 5, 2011 at 2:09 a.m.
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