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Truck fire extinguished after employee removes burning bales

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Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department
Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department
Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department Photo by Captain John Long, Chattanooga Fire Department

A fire in a trailer full of 600-pound bales of cellulose material caught on fire early Tuesday morning.

Chattanooga firefighters arrived at the Southern Cellulose Company on West 45th Street shortly before 7:00am.

An employee, using a self-contained breathing apparatus, was able to use a fork truck to pull the bales out the trailer so that fire crews could wet down the smoldering bales, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Fire crews used hand-held line and fire resistant foam to wet down and break apart the bales to insure all flames were extinguished. 

No injuries were reported.

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