Tifton business burns to the ground - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Tifton business burns to the ground

July 10, 2003

Tifton - A South Georgia business burns to the ground and is regrouping tonight. HBT Supply Store in Tifton caught on fire late Wednesday night, and investigators are still trying to figure out how.

Chris Hammond is Co-Owner of the store and he says "30 years of business gone up in smoke in just a few hours, that's hard to take."

A passerby saw smoke coming from the building and dialed 911, but fire fighters were too late.

Wendell Hall was the shift captain on duty when the fire began. He says crews worked for hours to save the building, but nothing could be salvaged.

Hall says,"My interior team reported that debris began to fall so I evacuated the building. Approximately 10 minutes later, the entire roof system collapsed."

And although 30 years of business may have gone down in just a few hours, he hopes 30 more years will soon begin.

Investigators still don't know how the blaze began. The owners say customers can still contact them at the old store number if they need supplies.

posted at 5:26 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly