Motor fire fills old Whirlpool plant with smoke this morning
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2013 | 960 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Cleveland Fire Department personnel responded to the Whirlpool plant on King Edward Avenue after a piece of equipment reportedly caught fire this morning.

According to 911 reports, the fire in a tow motor was quickly contained, but not before filling a portion of the old plant with smoke.

Firefighters used fans to ventilate the building.

The call was received at Bradley County 911 just after 7 a.m.

- Two bicycles were reported stolen from a home located on Peach Orchard Hill Road.

According to a report filed by deputy Jeremy Guthrie of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, James Bandy said someone entered his fenced yard and took a 16-inch Next bike and a 20-inch Mongoose bike.

The Mongoose bicycle was reportedly blue and white. The Next bicycle was green and silver in color.

Bandy estimated the loss at $150.

A Tonia Drive resident reported finding a bicycle unattended in his yard.

Deputy Jasper McDonald filed a report for Joseph D. Parker who said he found a blue Roadmaster bike in his yard on Aug. 14.

Parker told the deputy he would keep the bike until someone claimed it.

- Damage to an outbuilding was reported at an Old Wagon Road address.

Beverly Arnold told deputy David Michaels that her and her husband had just bought the building but had not moved it to their property.

Someone had broken several windows in the building, but nothing appeared to be missing from inside.

Damages were estimated at $100.