Crews battle furniture business fire in Claiborne County

(Photo: Dave Killebrew/WATE)

NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WATE) – Crews responded to a fire in Claiborne County Tuesday morning.

The fire happened at England Furniture’s corporate office at 402 Old Knoxville Highway in New Tazewell.

Witnesses tell WATE 6 On Your Side that an explosion was heard on the left side of the building.

According to Claiborne County Mayor Jack Daniels, says crews are working to restore power on the property. The mail room computer was not harmed in the fire.

The company hopes to rebuild.

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