There were some tense moments around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday when fire engulfed a tractor-trailer rig. The truck was parked outside the Chattanooga Labeling Systems company at 120 Parmenas Lane. Between the truck and the building was a large propane tank. Employees with the company tried to put the fire out with portable fire extinguishers, but were unsuccessful.
Chattanooga firefighters with four fire companies arrived moments later and worked quickly to get the fire under control.
Battalion Chief Chris Warren said the tractor-trailer rig was destroyed, but the firefighters were successful in preventing the propane tank from becoming involved. No injuries were reported.
The trailer was loaded with empty glass bottles. The cause of the fire is under investigation.