Photo by Laurie Chapman
Members of the Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department ensure a small structure fire has been contained Tuesday, Aug. 2 on Main Street. Doris Stubbers, owner of Her’s and Sir’s Beauty Salon, 409 Main Street, looks on before the courtyard was closed off.
As of Tuesday, August 2, 2016
COTTONWOOD A midafternoon structure fire Tuesday, Aug. 2, resulted in minimal damage on Cottonwood’s Main Street. A wooden stage in the former Royal Room courtyard is believed to have been set ablaze by human hand, though arson is not suspected.
The structure is foreclosed property owned by the Cottonwood Community Federal Credit Union and sits on the eastern end of Main Street. Clients in the Her’s and Sir’s Beauty Salon, 409 Main Street, detected the smoke and notified the Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department, as well as business owners along the south side of the street.
Cottonwood Police Chief Terry Cochran had east-bound traffic rerouted off Main Street for about an hour. Roy Uhlenkott, Fire Chief, said there was very little external damage and very minimal property loss.
He also does not suspect arson at this time, but will investigate further to determine the exact cause of the fire.