Bradley County Fire Rescue and others responded to Meigs County Monday evening after a single-story wood frame house was reported to be on fire.
The house was located on Old Highway 58 and Gamble Road.
A mutual-aid response from Meigs County Fire Department and BCFR was answered just before 9:30 p.m.
When fire personnel from Meigs County arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed.
Bradley County Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene to stand by, according to Stan Clark.
No injuries were reported during the incident and investigation is being conducted by Meigs officials.
- Construction tools were reported taken from a residence which has been under the care of the son of a deceased man.
Billy Hancock’s father died recently and he had been keeping a watch on the house located in the Benton Pike area, according to a report filed by deputy Marshall Hicks.
An open shed located in the backyard at the residence was entered and a Warner 16-foot ladder, a Generac generator and a DeWalt air compressor were taken.
It was not know when the theft occurred, according to the report.
According to Hancock, the missing property was valued at $2,200.
Investigation has been turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
- Deputy Andrew Coggin initiated a burglary investigation at a Brooklawn Trail address and discovered a number of items had been taken.
According to his report, Coggin responded to a possible burglary in progress call and spoke with Jack Ledford.
A neighbor had contacted Ledford stating someone was burglarizing his property.
Just prior to Coggin’s arrival, the suspects reportedly left the scene.
After searching the property, Ledford and Coggin discovered a lock had been removed from a storage shed at the back of the property and noticed some items missing.
At the time of the initial report, Christmas ornaments, books, bath accessories, cast-iron cookware, pots and pans and other items were reported missing.
The items belonged to Jesse Scruggs, who had stored the property at the residence, according to Coggin’s report.
Coggin noted the investigation is ongoing and additional missing items may be added to the report.
Latest reports stated the missing items were valued at $550.
- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk 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 driver’s license laws of the state.
All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.