Arkansas News

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Osceola Fire Department responds to house fire

Firefighters in Osceola, Arkansas responded to a house fire on E. Hale Avenue Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters saw heavy flames from the front of the house. Firefighters entered the house with air packs after knocking the main fire down, and found that the fire had traveled into the second story of the structure. No injuries were reported.
KAIT-TV ABC 8 Jonesboro

Bryant council swears in new firefighters, discusses burning

Four new firefighters took their oath to become members of the Bryant department and received their shields during the Bryant City Council regular meeting Tuesday. "We are proud of them," said Fire Chief J.P. Jordan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firefighter training school stopped holding classes, but because Bryant has its own training facility they were able to complete their training. Jordan said this allowed the department to train them how it wanted to. The new firefighters are Jacob Dever, Andrew Etherington, Jordan Brown and Chandler Pruitt. J.P. Jordan also gave a letter of commendation to Training Captain Ryan McCormick in recognition of all the work he did to make this training happen. "It took a lot of logistics. It took a lot of planning," J.P. Jordan said.
Benton Courier - Metered Site

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Jacksonville man dies in car vs. train crash

Officers with the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a Train vs. Car accident that was on Redmond Road crossing around 6:02 p.m., Tuesday. One person was in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported that the railroad crossings were functioning properly and that the driver drove around the flashing railroad barries. The driver of the car was Edward Owen, 64 of Jacksonville. Multiple agencies responded to help with the accident; Union Pacific Railroad Police, Arkansas State Police, Jacksonville Fire Department, and Pulaski County Corners Office. This is an on-going investigation.
KLRT-TV FOX 16 Little Rock

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