Firefighters put out shed fire Monday morning


    Photo by Lt Brent Seifert.

    UPDATE:

    Firefighters put out another fire Wednesday morning near the same location.

    Photo by Asst. Chief Danny Hague

    Wednesday morning, the Chattanooga Fire Department and the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at Couch's Barbecue at 8307 Old Lee Highway. Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr. said they got the call shortly before midnight. The firefighters located the fire in the smokehouse, and the flames were beginning to get into the roof.

    Chief Thompson said the firefighters got the fire out in less than five minutes. No injuries were reported. The restaurant portion of the business was unaffected. Chief Thompson said the fire caused minimal damage to the business.

    PREVIOUSLY:

    The Chattanooga Fire Department and the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department (TCVFD) responded to a report of a shed fire shortly after 4:00 Monday morning behind Couch’s BBQ at 8319 Kayla Rose Circle.

    Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr. said TCVFD Engine 1245 arrived first on the scene and reported a fully involved structure on fire.

    Firefighters with both fire departments worked together and had the fire extinguished quickly. No one was hurt.

    Photo by BC David Thompson Jr.

    Firefighters say the building appeared to be unoccupied. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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