Arkansas News

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Officials investigating deadly trailer fire in Saline County

Officials in Saline County are investigating a trailer fire that left one person dead. According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the fire happened Tuesday at a trailer on JE Bryant Drive at 4:30 a.m. Officials have not released a cause of the fire at this time. Fire officials said that no foul play is expected in this incident. The victim’s identity has not been released.
KARK-TV NBC 4 Little Rock

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Follow up: Officials talk heating safety after two Fort Smith firefighters injured during fire at boarded-up house

According to the Fort Smith Fire Department (FSFD), an early morning fire near the 900 block of North 14th Street ended with minor injuries for two firefighters on Nov. 26. Officials say they began by offensively attacking the fire, before transitioning to a defensive approach when they realized the basement was engulfed in flames. The house was reportedly vacant and boarded up, and an investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway, according to FSFD. Chief Tommy Bishop and Battalion Chief Les Pyeatt say that one firefighter had returned to work and the other was out with a broken finger. Chief Bishop says someone had entered the basement and started a fire to keep warm, but that fire got out of control. Chief Bishop also says that a fire at 515 Garrison Avenue may have been started when somebody was trying to stay warm.
KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith

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