published Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Police Briefs: Two families displaced by fire

Two families displaced by fire

Two families will spend Christmas without a home following a Saturday morning fire, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Neighbors noticed smoke coming from a second-story unit at 1209 Grove St. about 7:30 a.m., according to a news release. All of the residents made it out of the apartment safely.

A family of four and a mother and daughter lived in the upper and lower apartments, respectively. The American Red Cross is assisting the families.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

2 die in Rossville Boulevard crash

Two people died in an early morning traffic accident Saturday, Chattanooga police said in a news release.

Santiaze Hughes, 37, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wall while driving north on Rossville Boulevard just before 2 a.m., according to a news release.

Neither he nor his passenger, Latara Hughes, 33, was wearing a seat belt. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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