WHITE HOUSE, TN (WSMV) - Smokey Barn News reported a fire that destroyed a beloved building in White House last night.

Authorities say that around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, a police officer in White House smelled smoke and found the American Legion Post 206 engulfed in flames.

Commander Carl Fairbanks of the American Legion informed Smokey Barn News that the building has been used for community events since World War II.

Fairbanks says the building was used for Boy Scout meetings, birthday parties, family reunions and more.

The White House FD Chief Joe Palmer says the cause of the fire is still unknown, but it is believed to have started at the back of the building.

No injuries were reported.

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