Barn fire spreads to woods and closes I-75 Sunday night
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (WDEF)- I-75 North and Southbound were closed down for a few hours Sunday night.
Officials believe that a vehicle left the interstate and caught a barn on fire on Brett Lane in Ooltewah.
The department was dispatched to a potential vehicle fire just after 10pm this evening. We were advised a car might have left the interstate and caught fire off of Brett Lane in Ooltewah. pic.twitter.com/zImcZI7f4I
— Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department (@TriCommunityFD) May 24, 2021
The fire spread from the barn to the woods near the interstate which forced crews to battle the fire from I-75 north.
Officials say that the barn had a high pressure gas line and lots of ammunition.
Currently, vehicle left the Interstate and caught a building on fire @ 9204 Brett Ln. Tri-Community VFD on the scene of a working fire involving a high pressure gas line. Fire officials report building on fire contains lots of ammunition. Lots of ammo going off. Please avoid area pic.twitter.com/ILbkXOKTPZ
— HamCoTNES (@HamCoTNES) May 24, 2021
Tanker trucks had to supply water because there are no hydrants on the interstate.
Officials say that they were not able to find the car that might have caused the incident.
The cause is under investigation and all lanes are now reopened.
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