The cause of the fire that damaged the Burns Garden Center and destroyed a house and a large amount of landscaping supplies Nov. 17 is officially undetermined, Burns Fire Chief Nathan Stringer said.
Stringer said last week that a wood-burning stove with old piping may be to blame, but no cause is official. The owners tore down what remained of the house and cleared the site of debris, including the shed where Stringer said the fire started.
Stringer said the nursery’s insurance company didn’t contact the fire department.
According to Stringer, the fire started in the shed and had already jumped to the adjacent house by the time the blaze was reported. Firefighters arrived four minutes later, but it was already too late to save the old wooden building, he said.
There were no injuries from the early-morning blaze. Owner Raul Colin said in an in-person interview Nov. 18 that six of his relatives were in the home, and his older brother woke everyone up to get them to safety.
The nursery on Highway 47 is selling Christmas trees, one of which was purchased by the City of Dickson for its downtown display.