Fire reignites at Sir’s Fabrics in Fayetteville, investigation ongoing

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. -- Lincoln County officials returned to fight a fire at Sir's Fabrics in Fayetteville, Tennesse Sunday. Authorities say the fire reignited around 1 a.m.

According to the Fayetteville fire chief, the business has been deemed a loss. The chief also said the fire was difficult to fight because of the amount of fabric.

"It was part of our history," said Fayetteville Mayor Jon Law. "It's a huge, huge catastrophe for us."

The fire first broke out around 6 p.m. Saturday night. Fayetteville Fire Department interim Chief Coby Moon said the fire was put out around 11 p.m. that night. Moon added that they had to pull the firefighters out and focus on keeping the fire from spreading.

"From front to back it was all just rolls of fabric, stacks of fabric, folded fabric. It was just so open and when it lit, I mean it lit. I mean it was just, it was hot," said Moon.

Community members said Sir's Fabrics was a staple to the community.

Lincoln Theater owner, Christina Freehauf, said the theater filled with smoke Saturday night.

"It's nothing compared to this place, and all the memories and history that it holds," said Freehauf.

She said she would go to Sir's with her mom to get fabric to sew uniforms for the high school.

"My mom passed away a few months ago, and we would come here a lot," said Freehauf. "It means a lot to a lot of people."

Fayetteville Fire said the fire was contained and that there was no fire damage to the surrounding buildings. The department also said they also received help from the Tullahoma Fire Department and Lincoln County Fire and Rescue.

The business posted on their Facebook page about the loss expressing their gratitude to officials and for the love and support.