Arkansas News

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Jonesboro business destroyed in fire

Emergency crews responded to a business in Jonesboro for an early morning structure fire. According to Jonesboro dispatch, crews were called to a fire at 2309 East Matthews just after 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5. No one was injured in the fire. The intersection of South Caraway Road and East Matthews Drive was closed while crews worked to clear the scene. The intersection was reopened to traffic around 6:00 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro

Fire destroys Pea Ridge home

Fire destroyed a Pea Ridge home Tuesday afternoon. No one was home when the fire broke out on Gann Ridge Road, Jared Powell, fire chief, said. The home's burning roof created a challenge for firefighters. It wasn't clear what caused the fire as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
KHBS-TV ABC/CW+ 40 Fort Smith

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Apartment fire in North Little Rock leaves three dead

According to the North Little Rock Fire Department, three adults died in a Tuesday morning fire at a downtown area apartment complex. Around 2:22 a.m. officers of the NLRPD and members of the NLRFD responded to building 8 of Shorter Garden Apartments at 800 N. Beech St. As described by a fire marshal, the second floor collapsed on the first floor, leaving conditions that were not survivable. The NLRFD was able to get in and locate the victims. The Red Cross has been notified and the North Little Rock School District is helping with displaced children.
KATV ABC 7 Little Rock

Update: No one hurt in ‘fully-involved’ Jonesboro house fire, origin of fire revealed

Fire crews responded to a “fully-involved” house fire in Jonesboro Thursday night. Jonesboro police dispatch confirmed the fire was at a home in the 800-block of Richsmith Lane off North Patrick Street around 7:50 p.m. The Jonesboro Fire Department said six people were in the home at the time of the fire. They said the people smelled smoke, opened the back door, and saw fire. Firefighters added the people were able to get out, and the fire was out, but the American Red Cross had to be called in since the house was a “total loss.” Chief Martin Hamrick reported no suspicious activity and said Fire Marshals couldn’t pinpoint the exact cause of the fire since the damage was so extensive, but they can say that the fire started in the attic.
KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro

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