Bradley County Fire Rescue responded to a mutual aid call off Grasshopper Road this morning to a reported residential fire.
Bradley County 911 dispatched engines and tankers to the area near the Hamilton/Meigs County line just off Highway 58.
According to 911 reports, the firefighters were dispatched about 7 a.m. to what was reported as a “large residence fire.”
BCFR Chief Dewey Woody also responded to the scene.
“It was a home with a basement. We responded to aid Meigs County Fire with the attack [on the fire],” Woody said today.
Woody said a Meigs firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the fire was undetermined at press time today.
- Car thieves took the time to remove a battery from one vehicle and install it in another at a business located on Waterlevel Highway.
According to a report filed by deputy Tim Myers of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he spoke with Jack Brewer who stated he arrived at work Friday morning and found a Honda Passport was missing from the car lot.
A vehicle battery was sitting on the ground near where the Honda had been parked.
Brewer checked other vehicles on the lot and discovered someone had removed the battery from a Kia van.
BCSO detectives Dennis Goins and Mike Hughes responded to the scene.
The value of the vehicle was listed at $2,800 in the report.
- An Echo weed cutter was reported stolen from a Strawhill Road residence.
According to a report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel, Marilyn Bolton said someone entered her yard and took the trimmer from where she had it stored at the side of her house. A number of other items were untouched, according to the report.
Bolton valued the weed trimmer at $250.