published Monday, August 29th, 2011

Crews battle fire in Lone Oak

Crews battle fire in Lone Oak

A brush fire involving 25 to 30 acres of land was burning Sunday night on the Sequatchie County side of Walden’s Ridge, according to Hamilton County 911 floor supervisor Robert McDevitt.

The fire is in the Lone Oak community along U.S. Highway 127, said Dunlap Fire Chief Norman Hatfield.

The Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services dispatch received a call to send a crew about 6 p.m., according to a dispatcher, and Hatfield said the Dunlap Fire Department also sent a crew.

Vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian

Authorities late Sunday still had not identified a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night on Birchwood Pike.

Janice Atkinson, spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, said the man was struck by a southbound Jeep Cherokee driven by Clarence Duncan. Atkinson said witnesses had seen the man running in front of vehicles in the middle of the road before he was struck.

Fire burns mobile home

A doublewide mobile home near Highway 58 was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning, officials reported.

The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 911 call and found fire coming through the roof of the home at 8421 Cantrell Lane, officials reported. Although firefighters extinguished the blaze, the home sustained an estimated $50,000 of damage, officials said.

The home was believed to be empty, and the home-owner had not been contacted as of Sunday night, officials stated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials reported.

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