For the second time this year, a fire has damaged hundreds of headstones at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Fire officials told WRCB-TV that they were called to a report of a grass fire Sunday morning and arrive to find heavy smoke.
Windy conditions fueled-the 1-acre blaze, which was quickly put out. Despite firefighters’ efforts, about 500 headstones at the cemetery were damaged. A 5-acre grass fire in January damaged about 1,800 headstones at the cemetery.
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