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.
🔴Fire destroys old Wilson Building Downtown across from the Depot🔴— Mayor Ricky Shelton (@rickyshelton) December 3, 2019
City Fire Chief Daryl Blair said crews responded to the Depot Street address at 1:12 a.m.
Drivers should avoid the area of Cedar, Broad, and Depot Street. The roadways will remain closed for most of the day. pic.twitter.com/RJK9nQcBnS
🔴Downtown Fire🔴— Mayor Ricky Shelton (@rickyshelton) December 3, 2019
Due to great efforts by our City Firefighters, who were joined by Firefighters from Putnam County, Livingston, Monterey and Crossville, they were able to save the adjoining building. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time and will be investigated. pic.twitter.com/2QSKTNar77