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  • Check NFF Article

    Posted: September 22nd, 2011

     Checking the NFF memorial articles 

  • Arkansas Methodist Church Damaged by Fire

    Posted: September 16th, 2011

    CENTERTON, Ark. -- Centerton Fire Chief Jeff Coffelt said a church fire on Main Street will have to be investigated. "The structure is a very old structure. It was built in the previous century, and there is a lot of old wood in it," Coffelt said. The Living Waters United Methodist Church was built in 1924.

  • Ark. Wildfire Destroys Vacant Hospital Complex

    Posted: August 4th, 2011

    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort Smith Fire Chief Richardson said early Thursday morning crews realized they would not be able to stop the fire engulfing the old Fort Chaffee hospital complex and they knew the fire would move westward. Richardson said they are doing what they call a "burn back." This means they started a fire on the edge of property they want to protect. They will let this fire burn and then put it out. They hope once the original fire meets the burned land it will have nowhere...

  • 3 Firefighters Injured in Arkansas Business Fire

    Posted: July 16th, 2011

    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A fire at a well-known Fort Smith business sends three firefighters to the hospital. Firefighters said welders working outside Sykes Enterprises, located at 4600 Towson Ave., sparked a fire that destroyed a storage area Friday morning. Sykes operates a call center for several business across the country.

  • Arkansas Church Sanctuary Destroyed by Fire

    Posted: July 13th, 2011

    GREENWOOD, Ark. -- Will Dawson with Greenwood Police said Calvary Temple United Pentecostal Church on Ware Road was burned by a fire Wednesday afternoon. Dawson said people were inside when it happened, but said he believes everyone made it out safely. Firefighters think the blaze was started by a lightning strike, as thunderstorms were moving through the area when the fire broke out.

  • Sparkles Remembered for Teaching Children

    Posted: June 30th, 2011

    EMMITSBURG, MD – A spotted dog with red toenails was remembered during a memorial service at the National Fire Academy on Wednesday as a special friend of the fire service.Sparkles, adopted at four after being rescued from a home with 62 dogs, went on to have a television show and star in children’s books. She walked the halls of...