Loading...

Fire Crews Respond To Gas Line Explosion In Chattanooga

Fire Crews Respond To Gas Line Explosion In Chattanooga

CREATED Mar 12, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Emergency officials said firefighters have responded to a blaze in Chattanooga that began when a construction crew hit a gas line and ignited an explosion.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Patten Chapel Road Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported.

An image on the station shows a truck and a backhoe engulfed in flames from the blaze, which was fueled by the gas leak.

The city was on the scene and working to turn off the gas. Power to several blocks had to be cut, a nearby motel was evacuated and the roadway was closed.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)