Quick response on the part of local firefighters to an early morning blaze at Atwoods limited damage to the building, according to fire reports.
Sulphur Springs Fire Chief David James said the fire was reported at 4 a.m. Monday at the ranch and home store. When firefighters arrived fire was observed inside the building. Sulphur Springs Fire Department and Hopkins County Fire Department, working together, made a “real quick stop” on the fire, resulting in minimal fire damage to one small area, but the structure did sustain smoke damage.
SSFD Assistant Fire Marshals were slated to return to the business later Monday to continue investigating and attempting to reach a determination as to the cause of the early morning blaze at Atwoods, according to the fire chief. The store remained closed Monday and was expected to remain closed pending conclusion of the investigation and cleanup inside the building.