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The Hot Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Spring Street and Illinois Street very early this morning for the call of a fully involved house fire.
HSFD Units parked on Spring Street and went to work quickly on the huge fire. When I arrived on scene approximately 12 minutes into the call, flames were still shooting out of a top floor window.
Hot Springs Police assisted by taking charge of traffic control and providing security and crowd control around the scene.
Witnesses on scene were dazzled and fascinated at the speed with which HSFD Fire Trucks began to arrive. Witnesses also told me that the house was jam packed full of items as if some type of collector lived there.
HSFD Bosses finally released this scene around noon today.
The cause of the fire is unknown to me. It is also unknown to me whether anyone was in the home when the fire started.