A torch was to blame for a small fire Tuesday at a local restaurant.
According to Cleveland Fire Department Chief Steve Haun, workers had been making repairs to the roof at Golden Corral, located on Stuart Road, when a torch being used caused flames to travel into a channel through the roof line.
Haun said the small fire then activated a sprinkler head inside the structure.
CFD firefighters responded to the scene around 2 p.m.
They found flames coming through the roof at the rear of the building.
Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service said patrons and employees at the restaurant were safely evacuated from the building.
“The firefighters did a great job getting the fire under control. BCEMS was on scene to provide medical support to patrons as well as firefighters. No injuries were reported,” Clark said.
- Jewelry and electronics were taken during a burglary at a Pine Hill Road residence.
According to a report filed by deputy Kolby Duckett, Melissa McNabb reported someone had kicked the door in at her home and taken an iPad, a MacBook Pro and two jewelry boxes containing rings and other items.
According to the report, loss was estimated at $2,200, excluding the jewelry and containers.
- An outbuilding burglary resulted in thieves getting away with yard equipment.
According to a report filed by deputy Cru Ross of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Carol Britt of a Woodlawn Street address said someone broke into her storage building and took a Stihl trimmer and an Echo leaf blower.
Serial numbers were provided to law enforcement.
The numbers were entered in the National Crime Information Center computer database.
According to the report, the missing equipment was valued at $200.