$150,000 Home Destroyed By Fire On Mowbray Mountain

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Multiple 911 calls came in around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday reporting a house fire at 9978 Moonlight Trail on Mowbray Mountain. The house wound up being destroyed by the blaze.

The Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting 80 percent of a two-story wood frame home was on fire. Fire officials reported the driveway to the house was very narrow and difficult to get fire apparatus up the driveway.

Fire Command decided to tanker shuttle water to the residence.

A mutual aid response was requested to assist Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department. Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department responded with an additional water tanker and manpower and Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded with additional manpower. Mutual Aid Chief Mike Williams responded to the scene for any additional resources needed for the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters had a difficult time fighting the fire due to low water pressure at a fire hydrant and live power lines down on the property. Once the EPB arrived on the scene and turned off the power, firefighters were able to conduct a defensive attack on the entire home.

A woman and her three sons lost everything, and the Red Cross was called in to help with their immediate needs. Authorities said they were at a neighbor's house.

No injuries were reported. 

Authorities said the house was in foreclosure.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and will be under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The house is a total loss and valued at $150,000.



Senator David Perdue Discusses Trade, Funding And National Security On Bloomberg TV

Senator David Perdue joined David Westin and Shery Ahn on Bloomberg TV live from the White House to discuss trade, government funding, the debt crisis, and the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plays in our national security. Senator Perdue also joined Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night to discuss the role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... (click for more)

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click  here  for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Thank You For Cleaning Up Brown's Tavern

Thank you to whomever is responsible for the massive clean-up project that began yesterday at Brown's Tavern in Lookout Valley.  It already looks 1,000 percent better. Ricky and T.J. Hendricks Smith  (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Beats Ooltewah, 3-0, For Second Win Against District 5-3A Foe

There are two logical reasons for Sale Creek volleyball coach Debbie Hill to schedule Cleveland and Ooltewah to start the 2018 regular season. “I want the competition and the money,” Hill said prior to Tuesday’s match with the unbeaten Lady Owls. The competition the Lady Blue Raiders and Lady Owls was extremely good, considering both compete in the tough District 5-3A, ... (click for more)

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long.  The North Channel swim is approximately the same distance as the English Channel, but ... (click for more)