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‘Iconic’ Tennessee truck stop heavily damaged by fire


Authorities say that a truck stop popular with both locals and the trucking community was damaged in a fire on Monday morning.

The fire occurred early Monday at the Tennessean Truck Stop off I-65 at Exit 22 in Cornersville, Tennessee.

The fire reportedly began in the kitchen when an employee turned on the broiler. The fire spread, causing the ceiling of the restaurant portion of the truck stop to cave in. The restaurant is thought to be a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

“This truck stop is an iconic place. This is certainly heartbreaking and it hasn’t even set in yet,” Owner Gregory Sachs told local outlet WKRN. Sachs has owned the truck stop since 2017.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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