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  • Fire Damages Ark. Family Business

    Posted: April 18th, 2010

    FORT SMITH, Ark. --  An evening fire at the Middleton Carpet Connection and Cleaning Company heavily damaged the building and its contents. A passerby spotted smoke coming from the building around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said an overloaded extension cord likely started the fire. The Fort Smith business has been open for nearly 40 years. For the last 10 years, the company has been located on the corner of Towson Avenue and South B Street.

  • Officials Investigate Arkansas Fire

    Posted: March 11th, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. --  Fayetteville fire officials were still investigating the cause of a fire Tuesday night at a motor company. At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews were called to the Osburn Motor Company on Martin Luther King Boulevard Fire officials said the blaze did about $450,000 in damage. They said the fire was difficult to battle because cars, tires, oil and gasoline fueled the flames.  

  • FFs Battle Ark. Salvage Yard Blaze

    Story by 4029tv.com
    Posted: March 5th, 2010

    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A big cloud of dark smoke could be seen over Fort Smith Friday afternoon after a fire at a salvage yard. The blaze occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at Fort Smith Auto Parts at Wheeler Avenue near South I Street, 40/29 reported.

  • 2 Adults, 3 Kids Die in Ark. Fire

    Posted: February 4th, 2010

    BELLA VISTA, Ark. -- Five people -- including three children under the age of 11 -- died in an early-morning fire in Bella Vista. The victims have been identified as Angie Reed, 29, Jade Schieffer, 11, Mica Schieffer, 9, Kyra Schieffer, 4. The fifth victim, a 42-year-old adult male, had not been identified by Thursday evening. About 4 a.m., firefighters responded to a house on Powick Lane, where they found a house engulfed in flames.

  • Arkansas FF Dies at Fire Scene

    Posted: January 27th, 2010

    A firefighter in Arkansas died Tuesday afternoon after collapsing at a fire scene. Henry Sandy, 52, was a member of Northside Vol. Fire Dept near Batesville.Northside Volunteer Fire Chief Karol Fleetwood said firefighters called for emergency medical personnel, who worked on Sandy and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to KAIT. Sandy had been with the department for about 10 years.

  • Ark. Chief Quits in Funding Dispute

    Posted: January 13th, 2010

    Bonanza, Ark. -- Billy Rowe officially resigned from the Bonanza Fire Department at Tuesday's city council meeting. Rowe said his resignation is partly to blame on how money he said is meant for the fire department is being spent. Rowe told 40/29 that he applied for a $12,000 state grant with the intention that all the money would be used for gear on a list he created, including firefighter protective gear that's already been ordered at a cost of...

  • Fire Destroys Ark. Cinema

    Posted: January 3rd, 2010

    PARIS, Ark. -- The Main Street Cinema in downtown Paris caught fire Saturday evening. Fire officials said the cause of the blaze is under investigation and that no one was inside when the fire broke. "It gave the families some place to take their kids to see movies and have something to do on the weekends," Kathy Caughman said. Orange flames glowed from inside the theater as several fire departments worked to prevent the fire from...