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Firefighters rushed to a fire on an interstate ramp tonight and photos from the scene showed what they were up against when they arrived and found a burning tractor trailer.

It happened at 10:30 pm on the exit ramp of Interstate 24E to Interstate 75S.

The East Ridge Fire Department got there first and started to attack the fire, but more water and manpower was needed.

Chattanooga units were already on the way and helped get the fire out.

Multiple units from both fire departments were part of the operation, as well as Chattanooga police and East Ridge PD.

The truck is a total loss, but thankfully, the driver was not injured.

Responding officials say the tractor trailer struck a side wall and then caught on fire.

The ramp was shut down during clean up and investigation. The truck was carrying ceiling tile, the driver told crews. 

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Firefighters and EPB crews helped a worker stuck in an extended boom truck. Photos captured the rescue high up in the trees.

Quint 13, Engine 15 and Battalion 2 were dispatched to 1001 Woodmore Terrace at 6 PM Friday.

They found a tree service boom truck extended with the business owner in the bucket. He had two helpers with him trying to find a way to get him down.

Firefighters tried to access any type of emergency valve release and engaged the hydraulics for the boom hoping to see if maybe a switch or lever had been flipped off.

As they explored solutions, they also requested a boom truck to respond to the location and EPB arrived on the scene.

EPB personnel pulled up to the truck and extended their boom to see if it was possible to reach the worker, but it was a few feet short so to make up the difference in length, they used a ladder.

They stabilized the ladder and a rope was attached to the worker for fall protection.

He successfully made it to EPB’s bucket and was lowered to the ground. The worker was not injured.

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CFD’s fire investigators say the cause of the second alarm fire at the Golden Gateway Apartments today appears to be accidental due to combustibles placed too close to a wall heater.

Heating fires in TN accounts for 38 percent of heating fire deaths and nearly $11 million in losses, according to the TN Dept. of Commerce and Insurance.

Give all heating equipment plenty of space. Keep items that can burn at least three feet from heat-emitting sources.

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The weather caused some adverse conditions this morning for Chattanooga firefighters as they tackled a house fire, but they worked through it and no one was hurt.

It happened at 6:30 AM on Noah Reid Road, not far off of Bonny Oaks Drive.

One of the residents was home at the time, but he got out of the burning house safely and he was outside when we arrived on the scene to heavy smoke some and flames coming from the structure.

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Firefighters quickly stopped a kitchen fire from spreading at an apartment complex in East Brainerd Tuesday night.

Our crews were called to Timber Knoll Dr around 7 PM at the Timber Ridge Cooperative Homes.

A kitchen fire in one of the units spread to an adjacent wall. Quint 8 made an interior attack and got the fire under control.

Quint 8, Quint 21, Squad 13, Quint 13, Quint 7, Battalion 2 and Battalion 1 were on scene.

Responding fire officials say the cause was electrical.

There were no injuries.

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