Town Of Mosheim
VFD Fights Blaze
Near Bulls Gap
BY BILL JONES
A fire of undetermined origin on Tuesday afternoon destroyed the contents of a Bulls Gap-area business.
The Town of Mosheim Fire Department fought the fire in a concrete block building at 16130 West Andrew Johnson Highway near Bulls Gap's town limits.
Deputy Sheriff Kevin Guinn reported that the building was being used to sell "yard sale" and "flea market" items.
The Sheriff's Department report identified the victims of the fire as Alan Kesterson and Terry Johnson, with no addresses listed.
The report said a witness told Guinn that the business was closed at the time the fire was seen by a neighbor.
The contents of the building were valued at $20,000 and all appeared to be "ruined," according to the Sheriff's Department report.
The extent of damage to the building had not been determined on Tuesday afternoon, according to Deputy Guinn's report.
The owner of the building lives west of Knoxville and had not reached the scene at the time the Sheriff's Department report was filed.