UPDATE: Fire heavily damages laundry business in Rossville
UPDATE: The owners of Liberty Linen Kristy Hodson and her husband Kyle watched their business burn down on Tuesday night.
Hodson says they rushed over after they were notified their fire alarm was going off.
"So we came straight here hoping it was a faulty alarm like we get them all the time, so we just thought and were praying that's what it was," said Hodson.
They arrived to see the business devoured by flames.
"It was devastating it didn't seem real, and my husband has poured, I mean we have poured our life into it," said Hodson. "You just never realize something like this could happen. In a split second your life could be changed."
They started Liberty Linen out of their house three years ago, and moved into this location in Rossville, a year ago. Their team washes, folds, and delivers linens for medical offices.
"We got a smaller place and it grew, so we had to get a bigger place, so it just kept growing faster than we anticipated," said Hodson.
Now the laundry service is trying to focus on their immediate business.
"Our main goal right now is to keep our customers and keep them serviced and we've had some businesses reach us and tell us that they would help us in doing that," said Hodson.
She also wants to make sure their six employees are taken care of.
"We have so many families invested in this, and people working and having to provide for their kids and now they're out of work too," said Hodson. "That hits us hard as being small business owners and knowing they have families to support."
She says they're unsure about whether or not insurance will cover the damage at all.
"We're going through that process right now, we don't know if it's going to cover it or not," said Hodson.
The Rossville Fire Department says the state office is helping them investigate this fire. The cause is unknown at this time.
PREVIOUS STORY: Walker County firefighters battled a blaze at a Rossville business on Tuesday night.
The fire happened at Liberty Linens on West Lake Avenue.
A 911 dispatcher says the first call about the fire came in shortly before 10:00 p.m.
The dispatcher says the fire has been contained.
Several agencies have been called in to help with the blaze.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The cause of the fire is unknown and will be under investigation.
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