082706-08 Cooper Tire Fire

082706-08 Cooper Tire Fire

Thomas Wells

Tupelo firefighters and other emergency personnel wrap up fighting a small fire that broke out at Cooper Tire Co. Monday afternoon on South Green Street. Although the blaze was minor, smoke did get into a building’s exhaust system and several people reported respiratory discomfort, Tupelo Fire Department division chief Jim Avery said. No one was hospitalized. However, traffic was blocked on South Green Street during the incident because a hose was stretched across the roadway.