Arson suspected at fire In Hawkins County

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.

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