Fire destroys Westside house
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 26, 2014 | 698 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A FIRE at 565 Westside Drive is under investigation by Bradley County Fire and Rescue Deputy Cheif Donnie Sullivan. The entire structure, which was unnoccupied, was destroyed. Banner photo, GREG KAYLOR
A FIRE at 565 Westside Drive is under investigation by Bradley County Fire and Rescue Deputy Cheif Donnie Sullivan. The entire structure, which was unnoccupied, was destroyed. Banner photo, GREG KAYLOR
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Bradley County Fire-Rescue firefighters responded to a house fire on Westside Drive this morning.

According to 911 reports, the call came in just after 8 this morning. The house was fully engulfed.

Investigators were on the scene and additional details are expected to be released later.

- A Ladd Springs Road resident recently had to change his plans for the day, after someone pulled up at his property and left with his fishing equipment.

According to a report filed by deputy Cru Ross of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Pickle had gotten his rods, reels and tackle box ready and placed them beside his truck.

Pickle told the deputy he walked inside his home for just a few moments and when he returned outside, he observed a blue car pull up to the truck and a man getting out of the vehicle.

The man reportedly grabbed two of the rods and the tackle equipment.

According to the report, the uninvited visitor then left the scene. Deputies searched the area for the suspect’s vehicle prior to their arrival at the Pickle residence.

Pickle valued the equipment at $110.

- A suspect was named in an aggravated burglary at a Harrison Pike address.

Dana Scoggins told deputy Cordus Waller that someone had entered her home and taken a 39-inch LG television, an Xbox game system, three DeWalt circular saws, a level, a Dremel roto-tool, a diamond ring and an assortment of DVDs.

According to the report, Scoggins believed forced entry was made through a door at the rear of the home.

Detective Mike Hughes of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

The missing items were valued at nearly $2,000.