Cleveland Fire Department firefighters had a busy afternoon Monday answering calls for two fires and a traffic crash, all occurring within minutes of each other.
The most serious was a fire on Pebblebrook Circle.
The rash of incidents began to unfold shortly before 5 p.m. during a crash on Raider Drive.
No injuries were reported. Cleveland Police Department was in charge of the investigation.
A dryer fire at a home on Apache Trail was dispatched to fire personnel next, then a call for help regarding a residential fire in the Whisperwood Subdivision.
The damage to the residence was estimated at $850, according to fire reports.
Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Stan Clark was first to arrive on the scene.
According to Clark, he had just finished his shift when the call was dispatched.
After arriving on the scene, Clark made sure everyone was out of the house.
A bedroom was on fire and flames were visible. Cleveland Fire Department firefighters began arriving on the scene and quickly attacked the fire.
Clark said the family of four were safe but the female occupant of the house suffered “some smoke inhalation.”
“Luckily there were no serious injuries,” Clark said.
CFD Chief Chuck Atchley said the home sustained $10,000 damage and contents at $7,500.
Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Atchley said a smoke alarm is attributed to warning the homeowners at the Pebblebrook Circle residence; however the Apache Trail residence had no alarms but three were installed by Cleveland firefighters prior to their leaving the scene.
For additional information regarding smoke alarms provided at no charge, call CFD at 559-3326.
- A residence was damage Monday evening when a car crashed into it.
According to reports, Cleveland Fire Department and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service responded to Charwood Trail.
Stan Clark, information officer for BCEMS, said the occupant of the residential apartment was watching television when a car crashed into the apartment, sending debris flying.
Officials were able to safely remove the 22-year-old victim and transport him to a local hospital for treatment.
According to Clark, a 13 year-old passenger in the car was also taken to the hospital. The driver of the car was not transported.