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Fire Engulfs Mobile Home; Family Loses Everything

BY MELANIE WADE – A mobile home was lost to fire Wednesday morning in Mena. Polk County’s 911 Dispatch received a call and paged out the Mena Fire Department at 9:02 a.m. to respond to a structure fire at 2201 Edwards Street. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. Mena Fire Department had eleven personnel on ...

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Family Loses Home Following Fire

BY MELANIE WADE – A family has suffered the complete loss of their home following a fire on Tuesday, with the cause still undetermined. Polk County dispatch received a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning that a house was on fire at 6165 Highway 71 South, between Cove and Vandervoort. Cove Volunteer Fire Department responded with five firefighters and soon ...

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Fire Destroys Home; Cause Under Investigation

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local woman’s home is a complete loss following a fire on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Calls came in to 911 dispatch just after 6 p.m. after a passerby and neighbors saw the flames. Initially, the home’s occupants were unaware of the blaze. Witnesses said shortly after notifying 911,  people began to exit the residence while ...

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Fire Stopped Inches from Home

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Fire Department responded to what was thought to be a house on fire at 1302 Reeves Street around 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017. Upon arriving, the fire was found not to be in the home, but in the yard very close to the home. However, the quick work of fire department personnel stopped ...

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House a Complete Loss Following Fire

BY MELANIE BUCK – A house at 127 Emerald Lane north of Acorn was a complete loss after catching fire yesterday [Wednesday, November 30, 2016] just after noon. The house is owned by Brenda Martin. It took firefighters an hour to gain control of the flames with Acorn, Ink, Dallas Valley, and Polk County Emergency Management responding. Although winds were ...

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Home Explodes in Hatfield

Gas Leaks Common Occurrence this time of Year BY MELANIE BUCK – A home in Hatfield is a complete loss after it exploded overnight due to a gas leak. The house, which sits next to Hatfield Library and in front of the Hatfield Gymnasium, woke area residents when it exploded around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, November 2, 2016. Matthew Orris, ...

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House is Complete Loss Following Early Morning Fire

BY MELANIE BUCK – Members of the Rocky and Shady Grove Fire Departments battled a house fire on the morning of Monday, October 2, 2016. The call came into 911 at 5:18 a.m. regarding a house fire at 1034 Polk Road 47. Firefighters were on the scene until almost 9 a.m. Officials reported that the fire started under the front porch ...

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Home a Complete Loss Following Arson Fire

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local woman lost her home last week due to an alleged arson fire that occurred in the morning hours on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Shady Grove Fire Department responded to the call and received mutual aid from Mena Fire Department. It took firefighters around 30 minutes to contain the fire, however, the home was a ...

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Vacant Acorn Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

BY MELANIE BUCK – Local firefighters responded to a house fire around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, after a call was received at the 911 Dispatch Center. Acorn Volunteer Fire Department was initially called to the home and received mutual aid from Mena Fire Department, Ink Volunteer Fire Department, and Polk County Emergency Management. The home, located on ...

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Local Family in Great Need Following House Fire

BY MELANIE BUCK – A local family has lost everything due to a fire that began in their home around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th. The family has four members, including an 11-year old daughter and a 9-month old baby boy, and they are in great need of community support during this difficult time. Firefighters from Board Camp, Dallas ...

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