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Walker County Fire Rescue battles two-alarm fire at Highway 27 business

Updated: Dec 7, 2019

Rock Spring, GA – Walker County Fire Rescue received a call around 1:45 p.m. reporting a structure fire at a commercial/industrial building in Rock Spring near the new industrial park. Ladder 6 arrived on scene quickly at MCA Towing at 5167 Highway 27, advising heavy flames and smoke showing out of the building. Those inside the business when the fire started escaped safely. Walker County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Farrow arrived on scene requesting a second alarm. Tri State Mutual Aid responded, with LaFayette, Rossville, Catoosa County, Fort Oglethorpe and East Ridge Fire Department coming to help. It took about 75 minutes to get the fire under control, due to there being so many combustibles inside the building, including things like tires, fuel and oil. The closest fire hydrant was on the other side of Highway 27. Firefighters stretched a hose across 27 causing it be shutdown by Walker County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol for several hours while crews battled the blaze. The Fire Marshal has started his investigation into the cause, which currently remains undetermined. The building, which is about 7,000 square feet, has been deemed a total loss.

Video/Audio from the fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ze8V_fc_4Y&feature=youtu.be