This from East Ridge Fire Chief Mike Williams.
On September 22, 2019 at approximately 7:09 pm, East Ridge Fire and Police were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire located at 18300 block of Interstate 24 East bound.
Upon arrival units reported that the vehicle was a tractor trailer with the tractor totally involved with fire. Crews started an aggressive fire attack and called mutual aid for a Tanker from Chattanooga Fire. Chattanooga Tanker 8 and Quint 8 were dispatched to assist with needed water.
Chattanooga police and TDOT assisted our police with traffic control. The interstate was shut down for a short period of time on the east bound side while crews extinguished the fire.
“Great work (Blue Shift ERFD) Chattanooga Fire, East Ridge Police, Chattanooga Police, Hamilton County 911 Communications and TDOT.”