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  • Ark. Garbage Truck Hits Power Lines, Driver Hurt

    Posted: June 4th, 2011

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- A garbage truck hit a low-handing power line Friday, setting the truck on fire and injuring the driver. The accident happen on 17th and Been streets in Bentonville in the Royal Point neighborhood about 10:15 a.m. Friday. According to witnesses, part of the garbage truck touched low-hanging wire, causing the fire. Police said the driver was likely electrocuted.

  • Arkansas Firefighter Injured in Own House Fire

    Posted: May 5th, 2011

    ROGERS, Ark. -- Rogers Fire Department Battalion Chief David Whitlow was burned during a fire at his home in Avoca on Tuesday. Rogers Fire Department public information officer Michael Dean said Whitlow was on his property and noticed his home was on fire.

  • Fire Destroys Downtown Buildings in Arkansas

    Story by 4029tv.com
    Posted: April 11th, 2011

    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort Smith dispatchers said fire crews were called out to a large fire at 10th Street and Garrison Avenue just before 5 a.m. Monday. Police said the fire started at the Boomerang Cafe and quickly spread to the building next door. Dispatchers said the buildings had businesses on the bottom and apartments above. Firefighters said nobody was living in those apartments and that they were converted to office space.

  • Destroyed Ark. Station Sign Found Miles Away

    Posted: January 4th, 2011

    CINCINNATI, Ark. -- Two pieces of twisted metal found in the aftermath of the deadly EF3 tornado that hit eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas is helping residents in their rebuilding process. The metal is part of the Cincinnati volunteer fire department's sign that was blown away in the storm. "I was down at the fire department helping clean up, and my sister and I were cleaning up the stuff and there was only one section of the sign there...

  • Ark. Crews Respond to Large Wildland Fire

    Posted: November 29th, 2010

    PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. -- Officials from several area agencies were in Prairie Grove at the scene of a massive fire that spread to between 15 to 20 acres. The fire broke on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses told 40/29 several hay bales had caught fire and quickly spread.

  • Arkansas Ranger/FF Killed in Crash

    Posted: August 3rd, 2010

    A 25-year-old ranger/firefighter with the Arkansas Forestry Commission was killed in a tractor-trailer accident on Monday (Aug. 2) while he was en route to check on a fire from earlier in the morning. According to a news release from the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Chris Adams was driving a 2002 International tractor-trailer when it rolled over.

  • Ark. Crew Makes Swift Water Rescue

    Posted: July 13th, 2010

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Spring Creek in Springdale flooded early Tuesday morning leaving two men stranded at Pump Station Road and Silent Grove Road at about midnight. The two men clung to the top of their SUV as the creek rose around them. They said after they got on top of the vehicle, they could feel it rocking and swaying in the current. Firefighters grabbed their gear, suited up, clipped on ropes and grabbed two extra life vests to bring the men to safety.

  • Ark. Firefighter Succumbs to Jan. Collapse Injuries

    Posted: May 23rd, 2010

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. – A Pine Bluff fire lieutenant died Saturday, May 22, from injuries he suffered in January when a wall and steel girder collapsed on him during a commercial building fire. Lt. David Curlin was critically injured during the fire on January 3, 2010, according to todaysthv.com, a local television station broadcast from Little Rock, Ark. According to the television station, Curlin died at Baptist Medical Center Saturday afternoon.

  • Ark. Firehouse Destroyed by Tornado

    Posted: May 3rd, 2010

    A fire station in East End sustained heavy damage by a tornado on Friday night, according to KTHV-TV.As crews worked to clean up the aftermath this weekend, they assessed what was left of their firehouse."I hate to see it: your equipment and building damaged. Fortunately, all this can be replaced and repaired," Fire Chief Richard Blair told the...