Arkansas News

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Jonesboro Fire Department investigating origin of house fire

Emergency crews responded to a house fire on East Johnson Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The fire was at a home on East Johnson Avenue and Miller Street in Jonesboro. According to JFD, the fire started in a back bedroom and was contained in that area of the house by firefighters. No word yet on what caused the fire, but fire officials are investigating the origin.
KAIT-TV ABC 8 Jonesboro

One injured in Lincoln apartment fire

One person received serious injuries in an apartment fire at 511 Sugarhill Road, just off Pridemore Drive in Lincoln, according to Tyler McCartney, Washington County fire investigator. McCartney said the initial call came in as an explosion at the apartment. He said the origin of the fire appeared to be in the kitchen and the cause is undetermined at this time. The explosion blew an apartment wall off the slab, McCartney said. The fire destroyed Apartment B, which is part of the Lincoln Motel Apartments, said Lincoln Fire Chief Thomas Pinder, Jr. The fire call came in about 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. Pinder said firefighters from Lincoln, Prairie Grove and Farmington responded to the call and crews remained on site about three hours. According to McCartney, the victim was taken to a regional trauma unit.
Washington County Enterprise-Leader - Metered Site

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Beaver Lake Fire Department rescues driver from car stuck in ditch in Benton County

Crews responded to a car rolled on its side in a ditch on Country Club Drive in Prairie Creek Tuesday. Beaver Lake Fire Department arrived on scene to assist the individual inside the vehicle. Firefighters were able to quickly remove the driver from the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
KNWA-TV NBC 51 Rogers

Heavy rain leads to flooding in Siloam Springs

Heavy rain created flooding issues in the city along with power outages and road closings throughout April 28. The city received about 4.56 inches of rain April 28, according to meteorologist Pete Snyder at the National Weather Service's office in Tulsa, Okla. Several road closings occurred due to the flooding, according to Capt. Derek Spicer of the Police Department. Street and highways were closed at the intersection of Arkansas 16 and U.S. 412; Abraham Drive; the intersection of Arkansas 16 and East Kenwood Street; East Main Street; South Hico Street by the railroad bridge; the intersection of East University Street and North Hico Street; and the intersection of East University and North Washington Street. Flooding also caused several motorists to become trapped in their vehicles. Firefighters responded to a call for a vehicle rescue at 9:03 a.m., according to Fire Chief Jeremey Criner.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette - Metered Site

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