Century-old building lost in Mentone fire

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MENTONE, Ala. (WDEF) — A historical building in Mentone, Alabama is a total loss after a fire Thursday night.

The Mentone Hitching Post was located at 6081 Alabama Highway 117. It was completely engulfed in flames, unable to be saved.

The Hitching Post made a statement on Facebook that no one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

In the post, the company said they are “certainly heartbroken” about the incident.

The building was going through renovations. They said, “We were set to open a shop offering books, gifts, apparel, souvenirs, and supplies to support the thousands of outdoor enthusiasts who visit the area. We also had beautiful dreams for the upstairs. Live music. Community gatherings. Fun and delicious food.”

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The Mentone Hitching Post shared to social media, “‘Heartbroken’ is the only word that seems to fit at the moment as we think about what could have been.”

The building is said to be a century old.

To learn more about the Mentone Hitching Post and the devastating fire, you can visit their Facebook page or their website.

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