Fire engulfed a large, unoccupied house this morning at 111 Laporte Drive, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.
The department responded with five fire companies.
Battalion Chief Charles Patton said the resident was not home when the fire broke out.
The fire was eventually put out, but the house was believe to be a total loss with the dollar loss estimated at $400,000, officials said.
Also assisting with the effort were the Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County EMS and the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department,
The cause of the fire is being investigated, officials said.