A fire consumed a city block in Tallulah Wednesday night.
At around 8 p.m., authorities in Tallulah were notified of a structure fire at a business on Depot and Mulberry.
“It was fully involved when we arrived,” said Fire Chief Harold Allen. In addition to multiple units from Tallulah, East Carrol Parish and Tensas Parish were called in to assist in containing the fire. “Upon the arrival of Engine 1, the first engine on the scene the building was fully involved from the Depot Street side to the Mulberry Street side.” A muffler shop, a nail shop, Tower Loan, and a vacant business location were all destroyed by the fire.
A business adjacent to the structure on fire, a State Farm Insurance agency, became a focus of the fire department. “We were going to try to knock it down and protect that State Farm building down there,” explained Chief Allen.
The State Farm building was saved with no visible damage. In addition to the loss of the muffler shop, nail shop, and Tower Loan, a family lived behind one of the businesses and lost that apartment as well.
There were no injuries reported related to the fire.
Mayor Charles Finlayson praised the work of Chief Allen and his team along with all the fire services that assisted in the massive fire. “I want to thank all the units from the surrounding areas that came to help us.”See a typo? Report it here.