JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Fire inspectors continue to search for the cause of a fire that destroyed a former tobacco warehouse in Johnson City.
According to the Johnson City Press, authorities are suspicious because there was no electrical service to the 100,000-square-foot building. There was initial concern that someone might have been inside because homeless people sometimes took shelter in the building, but firefighters found no indication anyone was there.
The blaze was reported shortly after noon on Sunday.
Johnson City Assistant Fire Chief Mark Finucane described it as a very hot fire that damaged a fire engine and rained ash as far as five miles away.
The newspaper reported the building was believed to have been the last remaining tobacco warehouse in Johnson City.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.