Early morning fire at local saw mill
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Just before 8:00 am on Sunday morning, calls came in to Hamilton County 911 about a fire at 3510 Pan Gap Circle in Lookout Valley.
According to fire officials, smoke could be seen from downtown Chattanooga at the time as the fire had gone unnoticed for some time because of the time of day and because of the secluded location of the building.
The Chattanooga Fire Department says that when they arrived they found the building was located half a mile off the road with a narrow gravel driveway. Only 2 of the 8 responding trucks could get down the gravel drive.
According to fire officials, those trucks were able to extinguish the fire but not before an estimated $185,000 worth of damage was done to the building.
The Chattanooga Fire Department says the building is owned by Rick Lowery and was used as a saw mill and maintenance shop.
The Fire Department also says that two vehicles and various pieces of equipment and tools were destroyed in the fire.
There were no injuries to civilians nor firefighters.