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Cooking fire spreads to demolished building on Lee Hwy

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Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a fire Sunday afternoon at 7353 Lee Highway. The fire was caused by an outside cooking fire that caught the grass on fire and spread to a building that was being demolished. 

Chattanooga firefighters say the call came in around 1 p.m. and was extinguished less than a hour later. Firefighters had to use an elevated water source to reach the seat of the fire and construction equipment to dig in and break apart the piles of rubble to ensure the fire was completely out. 

The building was an old veterinary clinic that had been vacant for may years. 

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