Firefighters save American flag from burning Loudon Co. Courthouse

LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Crews are on scene at the of a fire at the Loudon County Courthouse in Loudon County, Tennessee on Tuesday night.

Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw holds an American flag rescued from the county's burning courthouse.

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.