BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call Tuesday evening approximately 5 miles west of Mena on Highway 8. According to reports, someone recently purchased the home and had begun to remodel the interior. No one was living in the home and there is no electricity connected to the residence.
Shady Grove VFD reported they had 2 engines and 10 firefighters on the scene. Though they were able to determine the fire began in the kitchen area, the exact cause of the blaze is unknown at this time. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the matter.