At 6:30 PM Saturday night Manchester Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a fire at Henley Storage behind the Budget Inn on Burger St.
First arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the middle storage bldg. Crews deployed attack lines off the first engine and began attacking the fire. The second engine established a water supply for operations and additional lines for fire operations.
The fire was in the various storage spaces and in the roof of the facility. Crews began operations to gain access to the fire inside the storage units with power saws.
Due to the heat and multiple fire areas manpower and an air truck was requested from Tullahoma and Fire Rescue. As operations progressed additional manpower was received from Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Dept along with AEDC Fire, Summitville and New Union Volunteer Fire Departments.
Once crews continued overhaul operations, opening doors and removing of fire damaged items crews managed to get into the remaining fire areas.
Manchester Fire Chief George Chambers commended Coffee County EMS and Manchester PD provided outstanding on scene assistance for rehab of firefighters throughout the incident. He also stated, “This was a team effort from all departments involved. Tullahoma Fire, AEDC Fire, and Hillsboro, Summitville, New Union Volunteers provided outstanding assistance during this incident along with Coffee County Communication Center.
The cause if the fire is under investigation and there were no injuries during this incident.
Photos provided by Manchester Fire and Rescue