Rockwood Fire responds to huge house fire Friday

Rockwood Fire Department officials battled in all call Fire this past Friday afternoon on North Chamberlain Avenue at Harvey Street. The call was dispatched just before 2pm as the fire in a two-story dwelling that allegedly was unoccupied. RFD requested Mutual aid from Harriman Fire Department personnel as well. According to fire Chief Matt Crabtree the house was packed with what was described as hoarder materials and was hard to get a direct attack on. Substantial damage was done to the home, and it remains under investigation as to what may have caused it. The fire department stayed on the scene for several hours battling the blaze and Harvey Street and North Chamberlain Avenue were closed off to through traffic because of numerous fire hoses that were laid from the fire hydrants. No injuries were reported, which is good news, but the home was reported to be a total loss.

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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