Fire this morning destroyed a vacant commercial building at 451 Wauhatchie Pike, the Chattanooga Fire Department has reported.
A passing motorist had seen flames at the building and called 911 about 4:25 a.m.
The fire department responded with six fire companies, but the building was fully engulfed in flames.
Battalion Chief Chris Willmore reported that the building was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.