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The Chattanooga Fire Department applauds the quick actions of Care Med Ambulance personnel who rushed to alert and aid the driver of a burning trash truck.

It happened just before 2 PM in the 1300 block of Appling Street off Riverside Drive.

The driver of the Santek garbage truck had just picked up trash at Care Med’s office and staff members saw white smoke coming out of the top of the truck so they flagged him down.

As soon as he stopped, they all heard a loud boom inside the truck and the smoke turned from white to black.


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A neighbor who spotted smoke helped get fire crews to a home off Shallowford Road.

CFD was called to a house in the 2200 block of Beeler Avenue before 6:30 PM.

Smoke appeared to be coming from underneath the structure.

When firefighters arrived and went inside, there was no smoke.

They cut holes in the floor and in the side of the house. They found the fire under the flooring and got it extinguished.


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Chattanooga firefighters worked a house fire late Thursday night in the 2400 block of Bailey Avenue.

It happened at 11:30 PM.

Three occupants got out of the home safely before crews arrived.

There were no injuries.

Engine 5, Ladder 5, Squad 1, Engine 9, Engine 15, Squad 13, Battalion 1, and Battalion 2 (Red Shift) responded. HCEMS and Chattanooga PD also provided support on the scene.

The fire was ruled as accidental. It started on back porch and appears to be from discarded cigarettes.

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Firefighters secured the structure at an extended stay hotel after a car crashed into the front of the building.

It happened just after 3 PM at the In Town Suites on Lee Highway.

A car accident on Lee Highway caused a gold van to leave the road. It crashed into an SUV in the hotel parking lot and then into two hotel rooms, damaging the building.

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The Chattanooga Fire Department had multiple companies respond to a house fire on the city’s south side Tuesday around 11:15 PM.

It happened in the 4100 block of Dorris Street.

When crews arrived, heavy fire was coming through the roof and neighbors advised that there was possibly someone still inside the home.

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