An emergency call came out around 12:30pm Thursday afternoon in Manchester that said a business was on fire on the Murfreesboro Hwy. When emergency crews arrived they found J&J Restaurant was burning. destroys
When the fire was discovered by restaurant staff they quickly evacuated the building and called 911.
Manchester Firefighters went to work quickly to try extinguish the roaring blaze and heavy smoke. Tullahoma fireman were summoned to the scene to assist Manchester with a snorkel truck. Firemen battle the blaze for a long period of time trying to save what they could.
Hickerson Station and Tullahoma fire departments were on standby for any emergency service if needed in Manchester.
J&J Restaurant has been in business for many years and according to Manchester Fire Chief George DeShields the restaurant has been deemed a total loss. He added that they believe the fire started in the back of the building.
The fire is under investigation. DeShields said no injuries were reported. He also thank Hickerson Station and Tullahoma Fire departments for their help along with Manchester police, Coffee Co. Sheriff’s department, Coffee Co. EMS and Coffee Co. Emergency Management for their quick response. More pictures below.