Fire at McDonald's shuts down portion of Hixson Pike; area power outages reported

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The electrical fire is out but the incident has caused power outages for some customers and traffic lights in the surrounding area.

Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department.

A fire at McDonald’s across from Dupont Elementary has shut down a portion of Hixson Pike Friday afternoon.

It happened around 2:20 pm in the 4100 block.

Chattanooga Fire Department spokesperson Bruce Garners says the electrical fire is out but the incident has caused power outages for some customers and traffic lights in the surrounding area.

Garner says Hixson Pike is down to two lanes, causing a traffic jam.

No one was hurt.

EPB has been notified and is working to repair to the outages.

Channel 3 has a crew at the scene.

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