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Large fire tears through antique shop, sends fire chief to ER

(WMC-TV) – A large fire tore through a Mid-South antique shop for more than four hours Tuesday night and sent a fire chief to the emergency room.

The Corinth Fire Department arrived at Tina's Treasures on Highway 72 to find smoke so heavy that officials had to redirect traffic.

The antiques and thick, black smoke made it hard for the firefighters to determine where the fire was located. But despite the difficulty, the fire was contained early in the evening. Smoke could also be seen coming out two neighboring buildings.

The Corinth Fire Department called in the county to help fight the blaze.

Alcorn County Fire Chief Ricky Givens said, "It was a pretty large response even for us with the city department and all the county departments. It's not unusual to us. We've worked together at several fire scenes in the past and it's just a cooperative effort between the city and county."

There were crews from 10 different departments working the large blaze with about 80 firefighters. The Biggersville fire chief was sent to the ER after he started having chest pains on the scene.

As of 10:30 p.m., the fire was completely under control. Firefighters did say that there is a possibility that a few things could be salvaged.

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