Fire seriously damages house
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 17, 2014 | 1485 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County Fire-Rescue firefighters battled a number of brush and residential fires during the weekend.

According to Chief Troy Maney, the firefighters responded to Hickory Hills Friday evening where a residence was reported to have approximately $100,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation; however, Maney said the fire appeared to have started on a porch at the rear of the home.

Several brush fires were reportedly extinguished Saturday as the day warmed up, according to Maney, then Sunday, a residence in the Timber Hills area was damaged due to fire.

A space heater was believed to have been the source of the fire.

Earlier today, a Georgetown Road residence also suffered fire damage.

No injuries were reported and the cause of that fire is also under investigation, according to Maney.

- Deputy Cordus Waller filed a report for a property owner who reported that someone took copper wiring from a house she was planning on restoring.

Irene Rutledge said sometime between Feb. 26 and March 12, someone entered the house and stripped wiring from a breaker box.

The house is located in the Twin Oaks subdivision, according to the report.

Rutledge valued the damage and loss at $25.

- Power tools were the target for thieves who broke into a truck at a Blythewood Road residence.

David Keller said someone took a DeWalt cordless reciprocating saw, battery and charger from his truck.

A Ryobi circular saw was also taken.

According to the report filed by Dep. Cru Ross, the tools were valued at $75.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning soon. A number of various checkpoints are being planned for Bradley and Polk counties.

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 laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.