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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
70 West Fire Troops had just returned to the station from fighting a shed fire on Firefly Place in Pearcy when they caught the call for a structure fire on Joy Drive in Western Garland County yesterday around 2:30PM.
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Captain Ware arrived very quickly and advised dispatch that smoke was coming from the roof of a house at a residence on Joy Drive.
70 West Fire Trucks and Firefighters began arriving very quickly. They were able to stop the spread of the fire in very short order. The 70 West FD efforts saved the house from burning down.
The house appeared to be vacant.
No one was at the house when 911 resources began arriving. The cause of the fire was still under investigation last I checked.
LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene to standby, as always for most house fires. No injuries were reported that I am aware of.
Hot Springs Animal Services Officers responded to the scene with at least 3 animal control vehicles. They set out to round up at least 12 medium sized dogs that were loose in the backyard of the residence. The dogs were elusive and uncooperative for the most part. I saw one dog scale the back fence to return to the backyard of this residence during this event. Some, if not all of the dogs were taken into custody.
GCSO CID Investigators responded to the scene. What exactly they were investigating is unknown.
The street was blocked for approximately 2 hours.