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Firefighters save American flag from burning Loudon Co. Courthouse

Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw holds an American flag rescued from the county's burning courthouse.
Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw holds an American flag rescued from the county's burning courthouse.(WVLT)
Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 9:27 PM EDT
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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.

LIVE: Loudon County Courthouse Fire

UPDATE: Firefighters have been able to enter the building, but hotspots remain. https://bit.ly/2GDUIa5 LIVE: The Loudon County Courthouse could be a total loss, according to the mayor, as crews continue to battle the flames. https://bit.ly/2IQoFVP

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Loudon Co. Courthouse fire

UPDATE: Firefighters have been able to enter the building, but hotspots remain. https://bit.ly/2GDUIa5 WVLT News is on scene as the Loudon County Courthouse in Loudon County, Tennessee continues to burn. https://bit.ly/2UQ9hjs

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

UPDATE: Firefighters have been able to enter the building, but hotspots remain. https://bit.ly/2GDUIa5 UPDATE: The roof...

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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