Brushfire battled in Charleston
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 03, 2014 | 969 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Bradley County Fire-Rescue personnel battled a significant brushfire Sunday. A number of engines and other equipment went to the to the scene near the Calhoun-Charleston Water Co. plant

According to reports, approximately 6 acres of land were affected and one structure endangered.

Charleston Police Department officer David Spandau reported the fire was headed toward a water tower.

Windy conditions Sunday also elevated a fire threat in Marina Hills in Charleston. A small brush fire had burned into the nearby woodline.

BCFR firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames and kept damage to a minimum.

According to Bradley County 911 reports, nine brush fires were reported Sunday.

Assisting at the scene in the city of Charleston were members of the Tennessee Forestry Division.

- A Taylor Drive resident reported the theft of several items from a mobile home where she once lived.

According to a report filed by Deputy Doug Boucher, Glenda Burke reported a black Dodge Durango pulling a trailer had been seen on the property.

A neighbor had passed along that information, according to the report.

Burke said a freezer, air conditioner, a container filled with decorations, a Snapper lawn mower and propane gas tanks were discovered missing.

The loss was estimated at $600.

- A mountain bike and fishing equipment were reportedly stolen from a Victory Street resident’s outbuilding. The theft was reported Wednesday, according to Deputy Paul Singleton.

Michael Rhodes said someone cut a screen from a window of his storage building to gain entry to the structure. The theft apparently occurred sometime between Feb. 16 and Wednesday, according to the report.

Four fishing rods and a bicycle were taken.

The loss was estimated at $350.