Famous Minister's Treehouse in Tennessee burns to the ground

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CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — A famous Tennessee treehouse is no more.

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The Minister's Treehouse in Crossville burned to the ground in just minutes Tuesday, shortly after Cumberland County firefighters arrived on the scene, according to the Crossville Chronicle.

The newspaper reported that the entire structure quickly collapsed after the fire started just before 10:30 p.m.

And just like that, it was gone. Fire consumed the Minister’s Treehouse Tuesday, burning to the ground in minutes. The fire was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Firefighters on the scene said the entire structure collapsed within minutes of their arrival.

Posted by Crossville Chronicle on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The structure was billed as the world's largest treehouse, according to local media outlets.
It was some 100 feet tall and was supported by seven trees, WBIR-TV reported.

Although recently sold to a new owner, who said he planned to keep it, it was vacant and the repeated target of vandals.

It was shut down in 2011 with tours of the structure ending after the fire marshal deemed it unsafe.