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A commercial fire in South Chattanooga caused an estimated $30,000 in damage at ADM Southern Cellulose Products July 21, 2016 (Photo by Battalion Chief Don Bowman)
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A commercial fire in South Chattanooga caused an estimated $30,000 in damage at ADM Southern Cellulose Products July 21, 2016 (Photo by Captain David Thompson Jr.)

A commercial fire in South Chattanooga caused an estimated $30,000 in damage Thursday evening, according to a press release from the Chattanooga Fire Department. 

The fire occurred at ADM Southern Cellulose Products on West 45th Street after company executives believe a wire holding together bales of cotton sparked while being moved with a forklift, according to the release. 

About 200 bales of cotton were burned, according to the release. 

The fire did not damage the building, and company executives believe the fire will not cause a major impact to its operation, according to the release. 

Thirteen fire companies responded allowing firefighters to rotate and avoid overheating or getting exhausted in the today's heat that approached 100 degrees.

Officials believe the fire was accidental, according to the release. 

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