Collierville Target to close for a month after weekend fire

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 12:52 PM CDT
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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - Target in Collierville is temporarily closed for business after flames blazed inside the store Saturday.

The store expects to remain closed for at least a month after extensive smoke and water damage, says a Target representative.

Collierville employees will be reassigned to other nearby Target locations as needed.

The fire was reported just before 12:00 p.m. Saturday at Target on 325 New Byhalia Rd., according to the Collierville Fire Department.

When firemen arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames on a grocery aisle.

“Due to the location of the fire being in the back corner of the store, it took some endurance for our firefighters to quickly move back and forth from their engines to the fire. Two firefighters became overheated, were treated at the scene, and have now recovered,” said Paul Witt, Chief of Fire Prevention.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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