Firefighters save American flag from burning Loudon Co. Courthouse
Crews are on scene at the
in Loudon County, Tennessee on Tuesday night.
According to the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, the courthouse is one of the oldest in the state of Tennessee, and Mayor Buddy Bradshaw said the building was constructed in 1872.
Bradshaw said the courthouse could be a total loss, and crews are working hard to do what they can, and they managed to save one important item from the wreckage--the American flag.
According to Bradshaw, firefighters were able to grab an American flag from the building while attempting to battle the flames.
As of 9:20 p.m., the fire is still ongoing, and the mayor said the building could be a total loss.