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Fire Spreads Quickly Across Pasture in High Wind Conditions

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Fire Department responded to an out-of-control burn on Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2017, and requested mutual aid from Dallas Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The call came in to 911 dispatch just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday that a controlled burn had gotten out of hand across from the Mena School District Bus Barn. Fire fighters ...

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County Firefighters Battle Blazes as Wildfire Frequency Hits Worst Months

BY MELANIE BUCK – Eight grass fires were battled around the county from Monday through Wednesday afternoon with many beginning as controlled burns that got out of hand. The most recent two occurred on Wednesday. Members of the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department were called to an out of control grass fire on Skyline Drive, just west of Mena, on ...

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Fire Barely Misses Homes Thanks to Rapid Response

BY MELANIE BUCK – Members of the Dallas Valley Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a large grass fire on Bethesda Road Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2017, just after 3 p.m. The grass fire was threatening several homes in the area with high winds pushing the flames directly toward the line of houses. Ink Volunteer Fire Department, Mena Fire Department, and ...

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Semi Blowout Sparks Fires Along Highway

BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn Fire & Rescue responded to a trio of grass fires on Wednesday afternoon that were caused by a semi that had two blowouts. The semi truck was traveling north on Highway 71 and was near Foran Gap when two tires on the same axel blew out, causing the rims on the pavement to throw a ...

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Huge Blaze in Potter Destroys Business

BY MELANIE BUCK – Firefighters from three departments and Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fire call at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Carl’s Furniture in Potter next to the old Sale Barn, was in full blaze when members of Potter, Mena, and Hatfield Fire Departments arrived on scene. Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene to man traffic while firefighters had ...

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Fire Causes Damage to Structure in Nunley

BY MELANIE BUCK – Crews from Dallas Valley and Board Camp Fire Departments responded to a report of a structure fire on Polk Road 56 just after 4 p.m., Tuesday. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a four-wheeler parked adjacent to a garage structure had caught on fire. The structure received some damage but could have received more had the ...

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Semi Catches Fire While Hauling Load

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Fire Department responded to a call just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday concerning an 18-wheeler that was on fire. The driver was traveling on Hwy. 375 West when he noticed smoke in his mirrors that appeared to be coming from the truck. The driver thought it may be coming from the brakes. He entered the drive ...

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Mena Fire Dept. Dispatched to Violet Street

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena Fire Department was dispatched to an unoccupied residence at approximately 6:40 p.m. Monday evening on Violet Street behind the The Crossing Church. Significant brush and tall grass surrounded the house almost making it impossible to see from the road. Three trucks promptly responded and quickly had the fire contained. The call was made from ...

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Fire Consumes Wagner/Deramus Home

BY LEANN DILBECK – A fire has consumed the home of William and Belva Deramus this afternoon on Oaklawn Drive in the Rogers Addition in Mena. The home was being leased by Orville and Sandy Wagner. Mena Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 3 p.m. and quickly called the Acorn Rural Volunteer Fire Department to assist.  Firefighters battled the blazes ...

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