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Jonesboro house fire ruled arson; investigation underway

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) –Jonesboro Fire and Police Departments are now investigating a late night fire as arson.

According to the Jonesboro Police Department, a house fire on Franklin Street late Thursday night started somewhere near the back door. Police believe the person or persons responsible used some kind of accelerant to start the fire.

The fire started around 8pm Thursday night in the 1500 block of Franklin Street off Nettleton Avenue. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Police have no suspects at this time, but is asking if anyone saw anything around the area at that time to contact the Jonesboro Police Department at (870)-935-STOP.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you more details as they become available.

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