Family displaced after Wednesday structure fire
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Nov 21, 2013 | 770 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Hiwassee Chapter of the American Red Cross aided a family of seven Wednesday evening after they were displaced from their home due to a structure fire.

According to reports, Bradley County Fire-Rescue along with Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 449 Old Powerline Lane, just after 6 p.m., when a neighbor to the occupants reported seeing flames coming from the roof of the home.

BCFR’s response was under four minutes.

Reports indicated no one was at home at the time of the fire and flames had burned through the roof and side of the home.

The family reportedly arrived home to the devastation and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics were called to aid one of the family members.

BCFR Chief Troy Maney said the double-wide mobile home was a total loss; however, a dollar amount was not available at the time of the initial report.

n One person was arrested Tuesday after investigators learned he was a suspect in three business burglaries.

According to Detective Bill Parks of the Cleveland Police Department, Ray Bishop, 33, was charged with burglary, theft and vandalism in which computers and other items had been taken, and property damaged.

Parks said quick response allowed all of the allegedly stolen property to be recovered.

Investigation is continuing.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning the first weekend in December.

A number of other traffic safety measures are also expected surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

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 laws of the state.

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