published Monday, February 18th, 2013

Police News: Trailers burn on Oneal Street

Trailers burn on Oneal Street

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    Firefighters examine the remains of of a home that burned Sunday night on Oneal Street.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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    Firefighters examine the remains of of a home that burned Sunday night on Oneal Street.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Chattanooga police and fire departments responded to a fire engulfing an Oneal Street mobile home Sunday night.

The blaze broke out around 8 p.m. in one of three abandoned trailers on a lot in the 500 block, police officers on the scene said. Officers believe the middle trailer went up first and the flames spread to those on either side. The middle trailer is believed to be a total loss.

Officers searched the site and discovered no one inside any of the trailers.

As a black column of smoke and sparks hung over the street, about half a dozen fire trucks blocked the street, and firefighters fought to contain the blaze.

"I saw the lights out there and thought, 'That's a lot of police.' I walked outside and saw the fire," said one neighbor, who declined to give her name.

"It's kind of scary," she said.

The fire department will investigate the cause of the blaze, according to a police officer on the scene.

Hixson Pike crash injures three

Two adults and a child were injured in a head-on collision Sunday afternoon on Hixson Pike.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said in a news release that Alma Shackleford, of Graysville, Tenn., pulled her Ford Ranger pickup out of the parking lot of the Dollar Store at 8311 Hixson Pike in front of an oncoming Chevy Trailblazer.

The head-on crash threw Shackleford from her truck. The driver of the Trailblazer was Chasity Williams, of Hixson. A 3-year-old child was in the vehicle as well, Atkinson said.

All three were taken to the hospital, she said.

The sheriff's traffic division is investigating the crash, she said.

Soddy-Daisy crash injures 2

A Soddy-Daisy motorcycle accident injured two people Sunday evening, according to Soddy-Daisy police.

The accident, involving only the motorcycle, occurred around 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 27 just south of Sequoyah Access Road. Both victims were taken to Erlanger for treatment.

Details about the cause of the accident and the victims' conditions were not available as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

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