NEW PICTURES: Section of Middle TN town burns overnight

BAXTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Crews are working to clear debris from a large fire that broke out in downtown Baxter.

Officials say about 35 percent of Broad Street was on fire Friday, a blaze too large for local firefighters to contain.

The Putnam County Fire Department and the Cookeville Department were called to the scene to help.

Officials say someone was walking by a furniture store early Friday morning and noticed smoke. When fire firefighters arrived, the building was engulfed in flames.

Officials say the fire was moving from store to store down the street.

The cause of the blaze has not determined.

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Information from: WTVF-TV, http://www.wtvf.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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