Shortly before 9 a.m., Meridian firefighters responded to Hueltt Furniture Building on Front Street. They were looking into a call about smoke showing on the third floor. Emergency responders used thermal energy cameras to check the area.
"These old buildings are made of real heavy timber, a real heavy fire load. A little small fire, they can get going pretty quick, so we take a lot of precautions, checking these buildings, trying to make sure that there's nothing to it," says Battalion Chief Howard Kitchens with the Meridian Fire Department.
After thoroughly checking the building, firefighters say nothing was found.