The Eureka Springs City Council has agreed to settle an ongoing civil case involving a former city firefighter.
The council heard from Michael Mosely, who is representing the city through the Arkansas Municipal League, at a special called meeting Friday, April 21, regarding a lawsuit filed by Jason Morris.
Morris filed the First Amendment retaliation lawsuit on April 8, 2016, after being terminated from the Eureka Springs Fire Department by former chief Randy Ates.
Mosely said he has been working to negotiate a settlement with Morris’ attorneys, saying the two parties have come to a consensus on an offer. Mosely said Morris is asking for $5,500 in back pay, $5,500 in non-wage compensatory damages and $34,000 in attorney’s fees and other costs, totaling $45,000.
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According to Jonesboro E-911 director Jeff Presley, Jonesboro firefighters are responding to a reported house fire in the 2200 block of Sistine Chapel Road in southwest Jonesboro.
Due to the weather, authorities are asking people to yield for responding units.
Battalion Chief John Yates said crews went to the home around 6 p.m. and that lightning hit one of the vents on the roof near the attic.
Firefighters put out the fire and no one was injured.
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Washington County crews cleared roads Wednesday afternoon after flooding hit multiple places, officials said.
Emergency workers said no one was hurt, but lightning started at least one house fire.
Firefighters put out a fire at 6:27 a.m. at 608 N. Mcleod Drive, but there was not much damage, said Dale Riggins with the Fayetteville Fire Department. The home is owned by Dustin and Lyndsey Weber, county property records show.
Emergency workers went to six incidents before 2 p.m. where people were stranded in water, Johnson said. Most of those were people who attempted to drive through floodwater over roads and got caught in the water, he said.
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