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Early Morning Fire Destroys Taylor County Tire

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012

12-08-2012, 6:27 am (WHAS11) — A family-owned tire store in Campbellsville is a total loss this morning after fire crews battled a major blaze for several hours Saturday morning.

According to Ronnie Dooley, spokesperson for Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, dispatchers received a call of a working fire at Taylor County Tire Sales at 6:25 a.m. Saturday.  When fire crews responded, the fire was heavily involved.  Five fire crews assisted, including Taylor County, Adair County, Marion County, Green County and Somersville, and were able to contain the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.

The fire burned for several hours before it was contained.  Fire crews were still carrying in water and waiting for the area to cool down nearly three hours after the fire was reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

According to Dooley, some electricity was interrupted in the area due to the fire.

South Columbia Avenue from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to Main Street will be closed for most of the day.

Taylor County Tire Sales is a family-owned business since 1963.  The building is considered a total loss.

No injuries were reported.