- The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee, was once considered the largest treehouse in the world.
- On October 22, the 100-foot-tall structure was destroyed in a fire, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
- As Business Insider previously reported, Horace Burgess, the man who erected the treehouse, said God inspired him to build it.
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The project, which Burgess worked on for 19 years, quickly became a tourist attraction. However, in August 2012, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal said it was unsafe and ordered Burgess to shut it down, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
It burned to the ground in a matter of minutes
The fire’s cause is under investigation, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. No injuries have been reported.