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Firefighters battle fire at carwash

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Firefighters mop up after Friday morning's fire. Photo by Dan Kennedy/WRCBtv.com Firefighters mop up after Friday morning's fire. Photo by Dan Kennedy/WRCBtv.com
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga firefighters worked a small fire at Swifty Express Car Wash on Highway 58 Friday morning.

Crews reported seeing a large amount of smoke coming from the building. They forced entry through the garage where they found a small fire in the back of the car wash which had spread to the attic.

Firefighters extinguished it quickly.

Officials say a heater was placed too close to mechanical cloth wraps, which are the type that spin around to wash vehicles. The dollar loss was estimated at around $20,000.

One lane of traffic was blocked for emergency crews for a brief time Friday slowing morning traffic.

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