Saturday fire was “Controlled Burn” Old “Tee Pee” restaurant building used for practice

Saturday fire was “Controlled Burn”

Old “Tee Pee” restaurant building used for practice

Times-Voice Staff Report

The fire that several people drove past on Highway 15 last Saturday (May 4) was for real, but it a “controlled burn.” That’s according to Charles Noble, Assistant Chief of the Jackson Fire Department, who was there along with the Kentucky State Fire Commission and several different fire departments from the region, who participated in the exercises. “It was an all-day event for training, we had a good turnout, and the training went over very well,” Noble said in a phone interview Wednesday. The building has sat vacant in recent times, but years earlier it was the location for “Cash Express.” And for some of you old enough to remember it, the building was used as “The Tee Pee,” a restaurant and gas station that opened in the late 1960s, and was a popular place in the 1970s.

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