Concession Stand Destroyed In Fire At Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Tweet from Loretta Lynn
HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. - A concession stand was destroyed and several other buildings were damaged in a fire at Loretta Lynn's ranch on Thursday night.
Humphreys County Emergency officials confirmed firefighters arrived on the scene at the ranch in Hurricane Mills around 7:30 p.m.
A concession stand burned to the ground. A storage building, and an eating area adjacent to a Motocross track at the ranch were damaged.
Lynn's home was not in danger from the flames.
The cause of the fire was under investigation, but officials think a power strip or weather may have played a part.
Fire officials could not confirm Thursday night whether Loretta Lynn was at the ranch when the fire started.
There were no reports of any injuries, and the scene was cleared by 10p.m.
Loretta Lynn sent a tweet out Thursday night about the incident: "Thank you everyone for your concern. There was a small isolated fire within our cook shack this evening. Everyone is alright."
Loretta Lynn's ranch is a popular tourist attraction in Hurricane Mills. The 6,000 acre ranch is currently closed for the winter season, and according to the ranch's website is set to reopen on March 1. Lynn's home at the ranch was damaged during strong storms late last month.
The ranch hosts the Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier and the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. It has hosted that event since 1982, according to the ranch's website.
Loretta Lynn has hundreds of accolades including three Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards, and she's a member of the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame.
It was just announced earlier Thursday that Lynn would perform at the "We're All For The Hall" benefit concert at the Bridgestone Arena on April 16.
Lynn chronicled her life in an autobiography and song, both entitled "Coal Miner's Daughter." She was born in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky.