Bartow County Fire Department stations 5, 8, 10 and 15 responded about 6 p.m. to find heavy smoke showing from the singlewide mobile home.
BCFD Capt. Chad Woodall said the blaze began in the living room but the cause remains under investigation.
The residents were not home at the time and no injuries were reported.
Woodall said the home sustained minor damage, mainly from smoke and water.
Man strikes restaurant with vehicle
When a man allegedly hit the Tennessee Street Church’s Chicken with his Mercedes Benz, he tried to convince bystanders to say they were the driver.
According to the Cartersville police incident report, the store manager said a group of people in a red Mercedes hit her building. The manager said a man wearing white pants, later identified as Lavour Wallace, was asking others to say they were driving his vehicle.
The officer walked up to the group and asked for the driver’s identification. A witness said he was the driver and handed the officer his license. However, when the officer asked how the accident occurred, the man was unable to tell him.
When asked if he was actually the driver, the witness said he was not. The witness did not know who the driver was because he was not in the vehicle. According to the report, the witness did not know the other people.
The officer asked the other occupants for their information. Wallace said he owned the vehicle, but he was in the passenger seat at the time. After running the tag, according to the report, the officer found Wallace did own the Mercedes and he had a suspended license.
Another passenger in the vehicle said Wallace was driving the vehicle. Wallace said the second passenger was driving the car. A Church’s Chicken employee later told the officer Wallace was driving the car when it hit the building.
Wallace was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He later admitted to driving the vehicle.