Firefighters Knock Out Potential Fire At Coal Car At The Debutts Yard

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
photo by Lt. Terrence Turner

Chattanooga firefighters put out a potential fire on a coal car at the Debutts Rail Yard on Saturday morning.

Station #4 received an alarm that a rail car full of coal was showing burning embers exiting from the undercarriage hopper.

Engine 4, Tanker 17, Battalion 3 and Special Operations personnel were able to cool and extinguish the heat source with roughly 10,000 gallons of water.

photo by Lt. Terrence Turner
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