Texas furniture store goes up in flames

KILGORE, TX (KSLA) – An East Texas Furniture store is in ruins and firefighters had to scramble to keep a block of downtown Kilgore from going up in flames.

Wednesday June 30, Fire crews rushed out to a furniture store on Main Street in downtown Kilgore.

It took over two hours to get the flames under control. Witnesses say at one point, the flames were as high as an oil derrick.

No one was injured, but firefighters say the store was destroyed. Buildings on either sides of it suffered damage as well.