Rogersville, Tenn. (WVLT) - Authorities say they suspect arson as the cause of a fire at a business in Hawkins County.
Rogersville Fire Department Chief David Jackson tells us they were called out to 223 South Depot Street just before 1:22 a.m.
They believe the fire started in a motor home parked next to the building and quickly spread into Furniture Depot, which is one of two businesses in the building.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire and no injuries are being reported.
The building, also housed Stapleton Law Office, which we are told is the owner of the building.
This is the second time in just over a week fire companies have been called out to the location. On August 12, crews battled flames at a stand alone building roughly 50 feet behind Furniture Depot. That fire caused nearly $70,000 in damage.
Both fires are being investigated as arson cases. The state fire marshall is offering a $1,500 reward for information.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.