At an annual ceremony Saturday loved ones came together to honor Arkansas heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
This year two names were added to the memorial. Chief Ronald "Shorty" Boyd of the Round Mountain Fire Department who died in the line of duty in 1989 and firefighter Lancy Crawford of the Plainview Fire Department who died summer of 2016 during a driving inspection.
Justin Lancaster, Chief of Plainview Fire Department says, " Firefighter Crawford was uh if there was ever an ideal firefighter that's that's how you would explain firefighter Crawford. He's always there when you need him."
Over 100 firefighters have died in the line of duty so far.
KARK-TV NBC 4 Little Rock
Plans for the city's second fire station will improve response times on the west side of town when it opens next year, officials said.
Construction on Fire Station No. 2 will begin in the fall at the corner of Bellview Street and Zion Church Road, Fire Chief Mike Morris said. The station will occupy the northwest corner of a 100-acre tract planned to become a city park, the Kathleen Johnson Memorial Park.
"Our average response time is higher than preferred on the west side, and it will be the primary response station for everything west of Dixieland," Morris said.
Northeast Greene County Fire District Chief Daniel Patterson told Region 8 News the fire that destroyed Larry's Auto Sales on Highway 49 Saturday has been ruled accidental.
Patterson said they believe it started in a trash can that had cigarette butts in it but they aren't sure how the fire started.
Larry's Auto Sales is expected to reopen soon.
According to Daniel Patterson with the Greene County Northeast Fire District, crews were able to save all the titles, documents, and most of the keys.
He said the owner plans to set up a temporary shop on the used car lot to resume business sometime soon.
KAIT-TV ABC 8 Jonesboro
Hot Springs Fire Department firefighters survey the damage to a mobile home at 107 Skyview Terrace after a fire erupted in the home early Friday. Firefighters got the call shortly after 6:30 a.m. and had the fire under control within about 15 minutes, HSFD Assistant Fire Marshal Carlton Scott said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appeared to have started in a bedroom. Five people were home at the time and all escaped uninjured, but one dog was later found deceased and some kittens were seriously injured. Scott said the residence was a total loss.