Structure fire spreads from one residence to other houses on East Bacon Street Thursday, no injuries reported

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018

No injuries were reported after the LaGrange Fire Department responded to a structure fire that occurred on a house at the 400 block of East Bacon Street Thursday around 8:20 a.m. The fire damaged two other houses as well at the 400 block, according to the LaGrange Police report.

According to deputy chief Willie Bradfield, the firefighters responded at 8:24 a.m. and got the fire under control by 9:50 a.m.

According to the police report, a tenant of the house was inside when he saw a glow. The tenant told police he tried to put out the fire with a blanket, but was unsuccessful.

The entire house was completely destroyed by the fire, according to the police report. Bradfield said the other houses were under renovations and were heavily damaged.

House burglarized

A house was entered at the 100 block of Alton Drive and $1,440 worth of televisions and video games were taken Thursday between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The homeowner told police when she returned she noticed the rear window in her house was pried open.

The homeowner told police rooms were ransacked with clothes spread across the floor and M&Ms were spilled into a basket where she kept her Xbox games.

Items taken include a Nike backpack valued at $30, a 39-inch Roku Smart TV valued at $350, a 32-inch Insigna TV valued at $160, a 60-inch Samsung Smart TV valued at $600, an Xbox 360 valued at $150, two controllers valued at $50 and several games totaling $100.

A neighbor told police he saw two men with the televisions cut though the fence behind a surrounding yard earlier in the day.

According to the police report, officers arrested a minor earlier in the day, and during that investigation recovered several items matching the initial dispatched description.

Man injured 

A man was sent to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center after approximately 400 pounds of sheet metal fell on his left leg at Sewon Thursday at 9:25 p.m.

According to the police report, the man was being treated by AMR when officers arrived.

A work supervisor told police that the employee was trying to straighten the stack of sheet metal that was on a bin by a fork lift when it fell on him. The supervisor told police that the man said he could not feel his left leg.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.