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Large Scrap Fire in Chattanooga on Tuesday Morning

Photos provided by the Chattanooga Fire Department

On Tuesday morning, Chattanooga Fire Department’s Green Shift crews responded to a large scrap metal fire at 2912 South Market Street. Smoke from the fire could be seen from several miles away.

The call came in at 8:14 AM ET on Tuesday. Market Street had to be closed for fire hoses that provided a water supply.

The initial fire company dispatched to what 911 thought was a vehicle on fire. Firefighters arrived to find multiple cars on fire within a scrap yard and then called for a complete commercial response.

Tires, fuel, debris, and other material inside the scrap cars fueled the flames. This was a 40 ft tall pile of scrap cars.