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It took more than 80 Chattanooga firefighters over four hours to bring a blaze under control Friday at an abandoned mill on Judd Road. / Contributed photo from Chattanooga Police Department Officer Blackburn

It took more than 80 firefighters and three separate fire trucks four hours to extinguish a blaze Friday at an abandoned mill on Judd Road off Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga.

Three firefighters had to be treated for heat-related injuries as a result of working in the oppressive midday heat, according to a Friday evening news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

The department responded at 11:30 a.m. to a call of a fire at the mill, located at 1200 Judd Road. Initially, eight fire companies and two battalion chiefs responded to the scene, finding heavy, thick smoke and fire coming from the second floor of the building.

"At that time there was a request for a second alarm to be started and that sent another 8 fire companies to the scene with an additional [battalion chief] and several other chief officers to assist," reads the release.

Because the building was set back from the roadway and a lack of fire hydrants near the scene, three fire trucks were used to supply the water needed to extinguish the blaze.

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