Chattanooga firefighters put out fire at Captain D’s restaurant Tuesday

 Firefighters were quickly able to save a local Captain D’s restaurant from going up in flames Tuesday afternoon.

The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 5:25 p.m. and sent crews to 5001 Oak Hill Drive off of Highway 58.

Battalion Chief Brandon Schroyer, the incident commander, said heavy fire was visible on the outside of the structure when the first firefighters arrived. The flames climbed up the exterior wall and penetrated into the awning above.

Chief Schroyer said the firefighters attacked the fire aggressively and had the flames extinguished in roughly 10 minutes.

No injuries were reported

Chief Schroyer said the cause of the fire will be ruled accidental, most likely from a cigarette that was improperly discarded into the mulch next to the building.

The damage to the $1.1 million business is estimated at $20,000.

The restaurant will be closed while repairs are made.

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