Arkansas News

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Johnson Home of Tyson CEO catches fire

A home that caught fire Monday morning near the Blessing Golf Course in Fayetteville belongs to the new CEO of Tyson Foods Inc., Noel White*, according to property records. Central EMS and three other fire departments responded to the scene in the 5100 block of Turnhouse Circle in Johnson shortly before 11. Fire crews from the Fayetteville Fire Department, Johnson Fire Department and Tontitown Fire Department battled the blaze. Officials with Central EMS said heavy smoke and flames were coming from the home but that no one was inside. According to the Johnson Fire Department, preliminary results point to the fireplace as the possible cause of the fire. The blaze is still under investigation by the Washington County fire marshal.

Blytheville addressing fire flow issues for new buildings

An analysis on all of the fire hydrants in one Region 8 city revealed some growing pains, and the city is now trying to figure out how to fix them for years to come. The problem area is on the outskirts of the city of Blytheville where the water pressure isn't sufficient enough for fire prevention. That part of town is also where two new large building are supposed to be built. The new justice complex and a new KIPP Delta gym will be built on Division Street. The problem is the water pressure that far on the outskirts of town isn't strong enough to support new buildings. Chief Finance Officer John Callens said it's something several growing cities deal with. Now Blytheville is conducting a study to figure out how to fix it for right now and for future growth.
KAIT-TV ABC 8 Jonesboro

Monday, September 17, 2018

One Person Dead In Mobile Home Fire In Washington County

One person is dead after a mobile home fire in Washington County. According to Wheeler Fire Chief Michael Oxford, a neighbor saw a thick, black cloud coming from the mobile home on Double Springs Road in Fayetteville. Neighbors called 911 immediately. By the time fire crews showed up, Oxford says the house was completely engulfed. Once they were able to enter the home, they found a body near the front door. "There was no attempt to rescue at that point we can't risk life when the structures fully engulfed," Fire Chief Oxford said. It took about 30 people and 30,000 gallons of water to put out the fire. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The body is being taken to the state Crime Lab for an autopsy.
KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith

Crews Respond to House Fire Near the Blessing Golf Course Fayetteville

Central EMS along with three other fire departments have responded to a fully involved structure fire in the 5100 block of Turnhouse Circle in Johnson on Monday morning. Fayetteville fire, Johnson fire and Tontitown fire were the three fire departments to respond to this fire. Officials with Central EMS said heavy smoke and flames were coming from a home but that no one was inside. As of 11:04 a.m., fire crews were on the scene battling the fire.

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