Flaming truck pulls up next to Chattanooga firefighters saving driver

Chattanooga firefighters had to handle two emergencies at once this week.
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Chattanooga firefighters had to handle two emergencies at once this week.

Credit: Capt. Chris LaFerry/Chattanooga Fire Department

Credit: Capt. Chris LaFerry/Chattanooga Fire Department

Tennessee firefighters had two emergencies on their hands this week on a Chattanooga-area bridge.

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While Chattanooga firefighters tended to a man having a medical emergency on the Chickamauga Dam, they were approached by a Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a trailer loaded with firewood -- and on fire, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

According to a news release, the firefighters were loading the first driver into an ambulance when the burning truck pulled up, the newspaper reported. Working quickly, the firefighters contained the fire to the engine compartment and cab of the truck, the Times Free Press reported.

Hamilton County paramedics transferred the man in the ambulance to an area hospital, while a Tennessee Department of Transportation truck pulled the burned vehicle off the dam, the newspaper reported.

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