Local firefighters are still battling a huge blaze in Brighton.

The fire started just after lunch at the SP National warehouse, which reportedly house mattresses. The building is located on the east side of an area commonly called the “Brighton Curve,” where Old Hwy. 51 and Hwy. 51 meet.

An employee said everyone safely evacuated the building and no injuries have been reported.


Firefighters from Brighton, Atoka, Covington, Munford, Tipton County, Mason, Gilt Edge, Garland and Three Star responded as did crews from Lauderdale and Fayette counties.

Northbound traffic on Hwy. 51 is being re-routed at Oaklawn, with motorists asked to go to Jack Bennett Road.

There is not yet word on how the fire started.

The Leader will update this story once crews are safe and can provide information.

Echo Day
Author: Echo Day

Echo Day is an award-winning journalist, photographer and designer. She is currently The Leader's managing editor.