Popular family destination Tate Farms suffers significant structure fire

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Photo: Tate Farms Facebook page

MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. — Tate Farms, a popular fall family destination in the Tennessee Valley, suffered a significant loss in a fire early Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were called to Tate Farms at around midnight. Hazel Green, Meridianville, Moores Mill and Hazel Green volunteer fire departments all responded to a structure fire on the property.

According to the Tate Farms Facebook page, the animal barn is a total loss and part of the playground is burned. The post says during the fire, some animals were able to escape, but unfortunately, the pigs did not make it out.

The post says during the fire, some animals were able to escape, but unfortunately, the pigs did not make it out.

“We respectfully request that as we allow the fire investigators and our insurance company to process the damage that you do not come to the farm to view the damage,” said a statement on their Facebook page.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

As far as planned events, field trips, etc., they are expected to go on as scheduled.

“In the midst of the glowing embers early this morning, planning for immediate rebuilding was taking place. All scheduled field trips, corporate events, and normal fall hours will go on as scheduled. We have daunting rebuilding task but we have hit the ground running this morning,” said a post on the Facebook page about six hours after the fire was extinguished.

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