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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 45-year-old woman who was pulled from her burning home last September got to meet the people who rescued her today. "I wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for these men right here," said Carrie Gann, as she arrived at Fire
Station 20 this morning to meet the three Chattanooga firefighters who saved her life: Senior Firefighter Joel Nix, Firefighter Engineer Matt Rorex and Firefighter Ryan Swisher.

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Carrie Gann, 45, was critically injured when her house at 111 Centro Street was engulfed in flames early in the morning on September 20, 2017. She was trapped in her bedroom, but three Chattanooga firefighters found her and carried her out. Even with the expert care she received on the scene, and at Erlanger Medical Center and the burn center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, her survival was in doubt. Her two pet dogs perished in the blaze, but Carrie did survive, and now she would like to meet her rescuers. We have made the arrangements and this reunion will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9th, at Fire Station 20, located at 3003 Cummings Highway in Lookout Valley. You are invited to cover this reunion.

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Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Chattanooga firefighters responded to a duplex fire at 4518 Norcross Road shortly after 9:00 this morning. Battalion Chief Chris Warren said a resident from one side the duplex told firefighters that she put some fries on the stove to cook, but fell asleep. She said she woke to the smell of smoke and discovered that her kitchen was on fire. The woman got out of her apartment, but was suffering from smoke inhalation. She was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.

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A private company is donating a supply of pet rescue masks to the Chattanooga fire and police departments Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at noon, at the Fire and Police Training Center, 3200 Amnicola Highway. Invisible Fence of Chattanooga is making the donation through it's "Project Breathe" program: https://www.invisiblefence.com/why-invisible-fence/project-breathe.

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The woman who was pulled from the burning home by firefighters on Rogers Road yesterday afternoon remains in critical condition at Erlanger Medical Center. Her name is still being withheld, but she is 83 years old. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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