Tobacco Barn, 2 Acres Lost After Friday Afternoon Fire
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A tobacco barn is a total loss after a fire tore through the structure Friday afternoon.
The barn is located off Hwy 49 near York Rd tucked in behind Pizza Hut. MAP The first call came into 911 at 3:12 PM. The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly but the structure was already fully involved when they arrived. Police Officers with Pleasant View and Coopertown assisted firefighters by chasing down embers and small fires in the heavenly wooded area.
According to Fire Chief PJ Duncan with the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, about two acres of tobacco were lost in the fire and the barn is a total loss. The fire has not been clarified as suspicious.
Robertson County EMS, the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department, the Coopertown Police Department and the Pleasant View Police Department responded to the fire.
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