Monday afternoon at approximately 12:35pm, Manchester Fire and Rescue had a report of structure fire at the Park Hotel on Hwy 41. Once initial crews arrived on scene, they began attacking the fire. A call was made for off duty firefighters to report to scene, as the southwest end of the hotel was pretty well involved. An engine company was requested from Tullahoma Fire for back fill and additional manpower also. Once additional manpower arrived on scene, crews were able to more aggressively attack the fire containing it to the area where it began. Crews then performed overhaul and salvage operations to ensure the fire was completely out. Fire crews were completed with their tasks at the fire scene at approximately 4:20pm Monday afternoon.
Manchester Fire Chief George Chambers thanked those who assisted; Duck River Electric, Manchester Water Department, Manchester Police Department, Coffee County EMS and Coffee County EMA, Manchester Codes Department, the American Red Cross, Aarons Department Store, and of course the hard work and dedication of on and off duty Manchester firefighters and Tullahoma Fire department.
The American Red Cross was on the scene and provided assistance to the families that were displaced from the motel fire. The power to the building and water has been turned off until the incident can be investigated and repairs made.