Fire destroys commercial building in Athens, Tennessee

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ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Fire crews from across McMinn County battled a blaze Tuesday night at the Athens Housing Authority and the Educational and Community Foundation on Clark Street.

The buisnesses were closed and the building empty at the time.

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Crews battled the flames for six hours, but the building ended up being a total loss.

No one was hurt from the fire, but one firefighter did suffer a minor injury slipping on some ice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.