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Firefighters Battling Second House Fire of the Day

Cordie-Drive-Fire-1BY MELANIE BUCK & LEANN DILBECK –

For the second time today, smoke filled the skies above Mena as more than 30 exhausted firefighters from both Mena and Ink fire departments responded to Mena’s second house fire today just before 4 p.m.  The home, located at 2002 Cordie Drive and owned by David Westmoreland, was fully engulfed as they arrived on the scene.

Mena Fire Chief John Puckett said the exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but that it did initiate on the north end of the home. Smoke was billowing out of the south end when three engines and firefighters arrived to battle the blazes.

The family was in Ft. Smith and not home at the time of the fire but their dog did perish in the flames.  The home is considered a total loss.Cordie-Drive-Fire-3

Ironically, firefighters had been called back out at approximately 3 p.m. to the 203 7th Street fire scene from earlier today to treat a hot spot before they were dispatched to the Cordie Drive fire. Crews had been on that scene until just before 2 p.m

Firefighters remain on both scenes at this time.

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  1. A fund was started by friends to help the family. Follow the link to donate.
    https://www.youcaring.com/westmorelandfire

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