2 displaced after Jellico Lane house fire in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2021) – Two people are displaced, but safe, after a house fire on Jellico Lane Saturday afternoon.

Oak Ridge Fire Department crews were called to the home on the 100-block of Jellico Lane around 1:46 p.m. after a neighbor reported a fire. The neighbor told investigators they saw the flames and tried to put it out with a garden hose but was unsuccessful.

Crews arrived on scene at 1:52 p.m., had the fire under control by 2:05 p.m. and it was completely out by 2:16 p.m.

No one was home at the time. The homeowner had left the home about an hour and 45 minutes prior. Upon an initial investigation, the fire is believed to have started at the wood stove and made its way up to the attic of the house.

No suspicious activity is suspected, and no further investigation will be conducted.

Oak Ridge Police, Oak Ridge Electric, Oak Ridge Utility District, and Anderson County EMS were also on scene. The American Red Cross is assisting the two displaced residents.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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