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Mobile home fire under investigation

No people were injured, but a dog was killed, in a Friday afternoon mobile home fire in Claxton.

The fire at the home on Dennis Lane was reported shortly before 5:00 pm Friday, and when Claxton Volunteer firefighters arrived, they reported that flames had engulfed about half of the structure.

Firefighters from not only Claxton, but also the Andersonville, Marlow and Medford Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as crews from the Norris, Rocky Top and Rural Metro fire departments battled the blaze, which required additional water to be brought to the scene after the first tanker went dry.

The resident of the mobile home, Brian Chapman, told investigators that he had gone to Weigel’s and when he returned, found his home on fire. He said that he had not left anything on when he departed and did not how the fire could have started.

Chapman’s dog died in the fire, but no injuries to people were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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