Abandoned Cross Plains Home Destroyed By Fire Monday

Abandoned Cross Plains Home Destroyed By Fire Monday

CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Cross Plains area abandoned home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon and officials are labeling it suspicious.

Old house
Photo of the home taken in 2009 by then 12 year old Alex Baird of Cross Plains. Alex entered the photo into the Robertson County Art Fair that same year and won 2nd place. Alex was in the 6th grade at East Robertson at the time, according to his mother Christie Black.

The home is located on Pleasant Hill  Rd near Jimson Rd. (Location of fire) The call came into 911 at 5:52pm. Firefighters from Orlinda and Cross Plains responded to the fire. According to officials, the home had been abandoned for many years and did not have electrical service. Since the home was abandoned and did not have active utilities, the fire is being labeled as suspicious.

This is the second suspicious fire in the Cross Plains area in the last three days. Though it seems unlikely that the two fires would be connected, on Saturday a barn located on on Hwy 49 at the 25 split was also lost to fire. FULL STORY

Like this fire, officials say the barn also had no electrical service and they are still looking for a cause. The two fires are roughly 8 miles apart. See Google distance map below.

Google Distance Map (Click to enlarge)
Google Distance Map (Click to enlarge)

The Cross Plains Fire Department, the Orlinda Fire department, Robertson County Emergency Management Agency,  the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and Robertson County EMS all responded to the scene.

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