Fire determined to be electrical

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By David Doonan

Members of the West Roane Fire Volunteer Department, with assistance from the Roane County Office of Emergency Services, responded last week to a fire at the home of Jimmy and Trina Yelvington at 160 Monger Road in Rockwood.


A passerby saw the fire and called in to 911 at 10:26 a.m. on Feb. 26.

Upon arrival, according to West Roane Fire Chief Charlie Redwine, the mobile home was heavily involved, with the major part of the blaze coming from the center of the dwelling.

Firefighters were on scene a little over four hours putting out the fire.

After an investigation by the Roane County Sheriff’s Department, the cause was determined to be electrical in nature, starting near a love seat in the living room.

There were no injuries.