Fire damages 500 headstones at Chattanooga cemetery

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - 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.

Both blazes are under investigation by multiple agencies. No cause for either fire has been determined.


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