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Large Shop Building Damaged by Fire

Four area fire departments responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon at The Outback Barn on Hwy 71 South of Mena.

Just after 4:30 p.m. the Potter Fire Department was paged after there was a report of building materials on fire, then shortly thereafter the Mena Fire Department was paged out for mutual aid and the report changed to a building fire. Dallas Valley and Shady Grove were paged out for tanker support.

The Outback Barn is owned locally by the Ledbetter family and manufactures portable buildings.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. The building was heavily damaged. There were no injuries.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and Southwest EMS also responded.

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