Old Wilson warehouse destroyed in overnight fire in Cookeville

Posted at 4:34 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 13:37:40-05

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An old warehouse with a long history has burned downed in Cookeville.

According to Cookeville police, the vacant warehouse on South Depot Street caught fire early Tuesday morning.

City officials said the warehouse has a long history, including at one time being a factory for Wilson Sporting Goods.

The fire started at about 1:00a.m. Tuesday and was contained within several hours.

Cookeville police said the front of the building collapsed during the fire. Crews remain on scene to monitor hot spots.

Drivers are being told to avoid the roads around the warehouse. That includes Depot Street from Scott Avenue to South Cedar Avenue, South Oak Avenue from Depot Street to West Spring Street, and Souoth Cedar Avenue from West Spring Street to Depot Street.

Mayor Ricky Shelton shared a photo of the fire in a tweet early Tuesday and again once the sun was up.