Arson investigation underway after fire destroys downtown Springfield shop

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) — An arson investigation is underway after fire destroyed a business in downtown Springfield Thursday morning.

The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. at the old Carter Lumber property on South Main Street, which was operating as an auto body shop.

When firefighters arrived, they said there was heavy smoke coming from the building. It was eventually overtaken by flames, crews explained.

The city of Springfield reported the following road closures:

  • Central Avenue from Batts Boulevard to Cheatham Street
  • South Main Street from 15th Avenue to Central Avenue
  • Batts Boulevard from 15th Avenue to Central Avenue

The Springfield Electric Department turned off power to three customers and a traffic light as they battled the fire and worked to put out hot spots, the city added.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

A spokesperson for the city said the building was destroyed and an arson investigation would be conducted by the Springfield Fire Department.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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