Monday morning fire damages Sevierville business

It broke out around 1:00am at the Sevier Rent All on Dolly Parton Parkway.

Fire damaged the Sevier Rent-All center early Monday morning. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sevierville fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a Monday morning fire at a business.

It broke out around 1:00am at the Sevier Rent-All on Dolly Parton Parkway.

"It's very devastating. It was all of our family's business and way of life and now we don't know what we're going to do," said Tobi Gause. "It's been very slow because of the weather and the economy anyway, but at least we were able to have a little bit of sales and now we will have nothing."

Gause says her, her husband, his parents and one other person ran the family business. She says firefighters are waiting for the weather to cooperate for them to get inside to figure out what started the fire.

"We're going to try to do something cause we can still run our Penske Trucks and our storage buildings but right now we don't know the condition of the building and whether it's going to be able to be saved at all," Gause added.

Several crews responded and it look about two hours for firefighters to get the fire under control.

No injuries are reported but the building sustained some heavy damage.


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