A famous Tennessee treehouse is no more.
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.
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.
So heartbroken to awake to the news that this place that meant so much to me burned to the ground late last night. The world’s largest treehouse is no more 💔 pic.twitter.com/jrh8O24jSo— Mandy Hale (@MissMandyHale) October 23, 2019
So sad. My late husband and I visited this over 8 years ago. It was amazing. https://t.co/023pwWnxcL— Paula Dean Wood (@Woodyswag) October 23, 2019
The world's largest treehouse burned to the ground Tuesday night.— ABC News (@ABC) October 23, 2019
The Minister's Tree House stood at 100 feet and, with terraces and staircases, spread across seven massive trees. https://t.co/YyhXNFLHTv pic.twitter.com/co1xt8DZUc
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