Fire at Benny’s Store on Hwy. 27

Firefighters battled a large fire at Benny’s Convenience Store on Highway 27 in Trion on Thursday morning.  Several area fire departments responded to the blaze.  Early reports indicate that the fire may have started in the kitchen area of the store.  The store was known for their deli and served breakfast starting at 5 AM.  Both lanes of Highway 27 were closed due to the fire.  We will have more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE FROM SHERIFF:

Highway 27 at the Selman Drive entrance is still blocked. No traffic is allowed through because of fire hoses across the highway. It may still be a little while before the highway is opened back up. Roadways are blocked at Rossville Boulevard on Highway 27 for southbound traffic and at Back Penn Road on Highway 27 for Northbound traffic. Please use alternate routes if you need to travel from Summerville to Trion.