According to Lt. Donnie Sullivan, fire and arson investigator for CFD, the fire inside the home appeared to have been set.
The residence had been uninhabited for several weeks, according to CFD Chief Steve Haun.
The structure was valued at an estimated $60,000; however, damage was minimal to the structure and no dollar amount was listed in the fire department report.
Sullivan said investigation into the fire is continuing. Sullivan is also continuing several other fire investigations, but could not provide any updates on cases involving property on Henderson Avenue, Black Fox Road, Blythe Avenue or Beatty Road residence, all which were believed to have been set fires.
n Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism which occurred at Bradley Central High School.
According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, someone had used spray paint to vandalize a vehicle on the campus and also some damage was reported to one of the buildings.
A report filed by deputy Travis Mull noted “USA” was painted on a window of the Fine Arts building and a “random design” on the back of a band trailer.
Mull reported the graffiti did not appear to be gang related.
No damage estimate was listed in the report.
n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.
The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.
According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the drivers license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.