Fire destroys former business

A fire believed to be caused from power cords destroyed a former Wilson County business late Monday night.
Jan 7, 2014
(Arthur Hand • Lebanon Democrat) Fire completely consumes the former Mom and Pop's Consignment Store on Murfreesboro Road on Monday night.
(Arthur Hand • Lebanon Democrat) Fire completely consumes the former Mom and Pop's Consignment Store on Murfreesboro Road on Monday night.
(Arthur Hand • Lebanon Democrat) Fire completely consumes the former Mom and Pop's Consignment Store on Murfreesboro Road on Monday night.

A fire believed to be caused from power cords destroyed a former Wilson County business late Monday night.

According to Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director Joey Cooper, the fire started at 11:55 p.m. at the former Mom and Pop’s Consignment Store at 9055 Murfreesboro Road. Cooper said the antique and consignment store was closed to the public for some time, but was used for storage.

Cooper said the fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived, and defensive action was taken. He said the store and a shed beside it were destroyed.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about an hour with the help of firefighters from the Walter Hill Fire Department in Rutherford County, which supplied a tower truck with an aerial device and a tanker truck.  

Cooper said a preliminary investigation points to electrical cords as the cause.

“They were running electricity from the store out to the shed to provide heating and electricity to the shed,” Cooper said. “They were also charging a Bobcat.”

A home behind the store was not damaged. 

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