SPENCER, Tenn. (WSMV) – Fire crews from several counties and stations fought to prevent a commercial fire to spread to a 911 call center in Spencer, TN, early Saturday morning.
According to the Hickory Valley Fire Department in Sparta, TN, a Spencer police officer spotted a small fire around 12:30 p.m. inside an abandoned building next to a flower shop on College Street.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire had already consumed the nearby flower shop and was threatening to jump towards the 911 call center building on Old Dunlap Road.
Additionally, the HVFD, crews from Spencer Fire and Rescue, Fall Creek Falls Fire Department, and Dunlap Fire Department helped contain the spread of the fire to the original Florist and adjacent building. . The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department and EMS were also on hand to assist.
The fire burned down a large telephone pole nearby, cutting off telephone service to the area. 911 calls that normally go through the Spencer call center had to be routed through White County repairs were made to the lines.
The scene was cleared at 7 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported. The cause remains under investigation and is considered suspicious.
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