Fire claims South­ern Dream Sup­ply in Cedar­town

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick [email protected]­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

A lo­cal busi­ness will have to find a new home and re­build from scratch af­ter fire gut­ted the South­ern Dreams lo­ca­tion on East Av­enue just across the line of the Cedar­town city lim­its on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Polk County Pub­lic Safety Direc­tor Randy Lacey said the build­ing was likely a to­tal loss, and the state fire mar­shal’s of­fice was be­ing called into in­ves­ti­gate the cause of why the build­ing burned.

For­tu­nately, no in­juries were re­ported this af­ter­noon when fire crews were wrap­ping up at the scene. Lacey said the first call to fire­fight­ers came around 2 p.m., and the build­ing was found with heavy smoke com­ing out of the roof.

“We made an in­te­rior at­tack through the front door with a 2 1/2 inch (wa­ter) line,” he said. “We got in there deep, but the roof col­lapsed and we had to pull back.”

The build­ing next door to Cro­ker’s Hard­ware in Cedar­town at 1196 East Av­enue was the home to South­ern Dream Sup­ply, a screen print­ing and em­broi­dery busi­ness owned by Sharon Robin­son. The build­ing, owned by Cro­ker’s Hard­ware owner Scotty Tillery, was likely a to­tal loss.

How­ever, the build­ing sep­a­rated just a few feet away re­mained mainly un­harmed by the flames.

Cedar­town and Polk County Vol­un­teer Fire­fight­ers re­sponded and were able to at­tack the fire and keep it from spread­ing to the neigh­bors, but weren’t able to save the struc­ture be­fore the roof col­lapsed.

Lacey added that in­ves­ti­ga­tors are ex­pected on Tues­day to help con­clude the source of the fire and why it hap­pened.

By scotty Tillery / con­trib­uted

Flames shot out of the roof of South­ern Dream Sup­ply in Cedar­town on the af­ter­noon of Fri­day, March 15.

/ kevin Myrick

The in­te­rior of South­ern Dream Sup­ply in Cedar­town was de­stroyed by fire and the roof col­lapsed on Fri­day, March 15.

/ kevin Myrick

South­ern Dream Sup­ply in Cedar­town was ruled a to­tal loss af­ter a fire on Fri­day af­ter­noon, March 15.

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