UPDATE On La Vergne Co-Op's Wednesday Fire

Aug 21, 2020 at 05:49 am by WGNS


(La VERGNE TN)  Here's an update on the Wednesday afternoon fire at the Tennessee Co-Op in La Vergne. Initial reports said there were flames in the lower level grain production system.  

Crews from La Vergne Fire Rescue arrived around 5:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and discovered heavy amounts of smoke coming from multiple areas of the building. Thanks to the assistance of employees at the Co-Op crews were able to quickly identify where the fire was located and extinguish the flames. Crews had to climb upwards of 140 feet utilizing man ladders to access the fire.


La Vergne Fire Chief Ronny Beasley said, "Thanks to their fast reaction time and training, La Vergne and Smyrna units were able to prevent further spread of fire.

to their fast reaction times and training our firefighters, along with the assistance from Smyrna Fire Department, were able to prevent further spread to the building,” says Fire Chief Ronny Beasley. "I am very proud of our firefighters for their hard work and dedication." 

Fire Marshal Curtis Brinkley said, "The Co-Op goes to great length to prevent this type of incident from occurring. Our investigation revealed this to be an accidental fire with no human error." 

In addition to the firefighters, Box 100 and La Vergne Police provided additional support for firefighter La Vergne. Special thanks to the Smyrna Fire Department who sent several units to assist due to the high potential for the fire to quickly grow out of control. 

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