Heat takes toll on Lookout Valley firefighters

(photos show narrow lanes and backed up tankers)

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The heat is certainly affecting firefighting today.

Chattanooga firefighters battled a blaze at a Lookout Valley home Monday morning.

It happened before 11 AM on Cash Canyon Road.

And it wasn’t easy to fight.

The nearest hydrant was half a mile away so crews had the shuttle water for the tankers.

There also wasn’t enough space for the big takers on the road, so they brought in help from Dade, Walker and Tri-Community departments to shuttle water.

They also had to call in a second alarm to give the first crew a chance to rehydrate and rest.

Still, one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a heat-related injury.

Despite all the effort, the home was a total loss.

Firefighters rescued one dog, but several other pets perished in the fire.

The home is a total loss.

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