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Depot Street Fire, Greeneville, Tennessee

Fire consumed two buildings in historic downtown Greeneville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

CLICK HERE to watch a ten minute video of Depot Street fire in Greeneville, Tennessee, on March 11, 2009.
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Just a small amount of smoke was visible when firefighters arrived at 9:12 AM
Just a small amount of smoke was visible when firefighters arrived at 9:12 AM
Captain Jack Tilson surveys the rear of the building while firemen enter though the Depot Street Side.
Captain Jack Tilson surveys the rear of the building while firemen enter though the Depot Street Side.
Tilson reported via radio that the rear door was hot to the touch, indicating fire inside.
Tilson reported via radio that the rear door was hot to the touch, indicating fire inside.
Greeneville Fire Chief Mark Foulks coordinates efforts from behind the building.
Greeneville Fire Chief Mark Foulks coordinates efforts from behind the building.
Fireman Jonathan Gray prepares to enter the building, assisted by Captain Jack Tilson.
Fireman Jonathan Gray prepares to enter the building, assisted by Captain Jack Tilson.
Firefighters had first entered the front of the building in an attempt to extinguish the flames.
Firefighters had first entered the front of the building in an attempt to extinguish the flames.
As the fire and smoke intensified, the front side attack team pulled out, allowing firefighters to enter the rear.
As the fire and smoke intensified, the front side attack team pulled out, allowing firefighters to enter the rear.
Thick, dark smoke billows from the rear of the Chang Thai Restaurant.
Thick, dark smoke billows from the rear of the Chang Thai Restaurant.
Looking down Depot Street, facing toward Main, at the front of the fire scene.
Looking down Depot Street, facing toward Main, at the front of the fire scene.
Firemen change their air packs after fighting inside the blazing structure.
Firemen change their air packs after fighting inside the blazing structure.
Flames were visibile through the roof for the first time.
Flames were visibile through the roof for the first time.
Flames erupted through a roof vent at 9:43 AM.
Flames erupted through a roof vent at 9:43 AM.
This view from Highland School was taken by Principal Brenda Ottinger.
This view from Highland School was taken by Principal Brenda Ottinger.
The Dickson-Williams Mansion is on the left and the Federal Courthouse on the right.  Neither were threatened by the fire.
The Dickson-Williams Mansion is on the left and the Federal Courthouse on the right. Neither were threatened by the fire.
Firemen begin to direct water to the top of the building as flames grew.
Firemen begin to direct water to the top of the building as flames grew.
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t1%2f67%2f753667%2f4%2f110101766.CMkilEmY.jpg t1%2f67%2f753667%2f4%2f110101768.dy67f9ZH.jpg Fireman Chris Shepherd rests and cools off after an hour of firefighting.
Fireman Chris Shepherd rests and cools off after an hour of firefighting.
Preparing to ascend the ladder to fight the blaze.
Preparing to ascend the ladder to fight the blaze.
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