Two fire calls are answered in Charleston
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 03, 2014 | 941 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Bradley County Fire-Rescue responders answered two calls for help Thursday in Charleston.

According to reports from BCFR Chief Troy Maney, the first call came in the afternoon, when a house located at 308 Bates St. caught fire.

Maney said approximately $35,000 in damage was done.

Later in the day, firefighters rushed to a chimney flue fire at another home.

Maney said an estimated $7,000 damage was recorded.

- Two incidents of vandalism have been reported in the past few days.

According to a report filed by deputy Brandon Warren of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he was dispatched to Lyles Road, where someone had shot the windows of Jeremy Miller’s Chevrolet truck.

Two windows were broken and small dents were observed in the passenger-side door.

Damage was assessed at $800.

Deputy Daniel Watson reported that damage had been done to a Country Meadows Drive residence. Stephanie Massengill told Watson she heard a banging on her house on the evening of Dec. 30.

After further inspection, Massengill found several oranges in her yard.

The siding on her home was damaged.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol personnel will be conducting Safety Belt Checkpoints in Polk County in January.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations 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.

- A Neighborhood Watch program is planned Jan. 9, for the Charleston community. The meeting will be held at Charleston Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Lt. Doug Towne of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will be answering questions and providing information on how residents can set up a watch program in their community.

For additional information on this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, call Towne at 728-7321 or email