We have breaking news this morning regarding a massive fire in Deckard. Fire crews are currently battling the fire, and sirens can be heard in and around the area.
Ali Lynch from Alert US will provide us with the latest updates. Good morning, Neil.
Multiple agencies are working to extinguish the fire that has affected several buildings on East Main Street, across from the post office. The road between the railroad tracks and Diagonal Street is currently closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Commuters are advised to find alternate routes to work and school. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
Remember, WK News brings you breaking news 24/7 on wk.com. This incident may cause issues in parts of Franklin County.
Let’s provide some context. Winchester is located on the southwest side.
Just a few miles up the road, around three or four miles, you will reach the community of Deckard. The affected road closures are on East Main Street, stretching from the downtown area near the railroad tracks to 2nd and 3rd Streets, close to Diagonal Street.
To navigate around this area, you can use alternate routes such as East Market Street towards Mill Street. On the southwest side, near East Main and Tennessee Highway 20, you can take US Highway 64 or US Highway 41A to reach Winchester. These options will likely be more efficient for your commute. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the morning, as the building fire is expected to cause traffic disruptions in Deckard..