House fire closes highway 18 in Monette

Photo by Laura Gunter
Photo by Laura Gunter
Photo by Laura Gunter
Photo by Laura Gunter

MONETTE, AR (KAIT) – A house fire in Monette closed highway 18 for almost 2 hours Thursday morning.

According to Craighead County 9-1-1, the call came in around 9:30 Thursday morning.

When crews arrived they saw flames and smoke coming out of the house at 404 Drew Street in Monette. Fire officials said it took almost an hour to put out the fire.

Fire officials say the fire started after a gas line ruptured while the family was home. Because the house sits right along the highway, emergency crews had to closed highway 18 in downtown Monette.

No was injured in the fire.

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