Fire destroys commercial building in Athens, Tennessee

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Fire crews from across McMinn County battled a blaze Tuesday night at the Athens Housing Authority and the Educational and Community Foundation on Clark Street.

The buisnesses were closed and the building empty at the time.

Crews battled the flames for six hours, but the building ended up being a total loss.

No one was hurt from the fire, but one firefighter did suffer a minor injury slipping on some ice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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