Early morning explosion, fire investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2014 | 1842 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Local and state arson investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a home on Brandon Lane in the Foxfire area Monday.

The call received at Bradley County 911 early Monday morning indicated a possible explosion and then a fire at 3536 Brandon Lane.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene within two minutes of the initial call, according to Lindsay Hathcock, information officer for Bradley County Fire-Rescue.

BCFR first responders were on the scene within four minutes and the home, which was later determined to be valued at approximately $200,000, was totally involved.

According to reports, the owners of the home were out of town.

BCFR Chief Troy Maney and Deputy Chief Donnie Sullivan were out of town at an arson training class when they received the call.

According to Hathcock, they traveled back to Bradley County with state arson investigators in tow to begin an investigation into the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Assisting at the scene were members of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service and the American Red Cross.

n A 32-inch television was reportedly the only property taken from an Owl Hollow Road residence during a burglary that occurred during the weekend.

Deputy Bryan Chancey filed a report for Nicole Seitz.

Seitz believed the burglars entered her home through a window. Once inside, the perpetrator(s) went through some of her belongings and then left with her Phillips television.

Seitz valued the television at $300.