Overnight fire guts Jonesboro home

JONESBORO (KAIT) - Jonesboro firefighters spend the early part of Thursday morning battling a house fire in the north part of town.

According to officials with the Jonesboro Fire Department, the house on 510 Poplar Avenue was already engulfed in flames upon arrival.  Soon after, a neighboring house also suffered some damage when flames spread to it.

The owner of the home wasn't there when the fire started but did arrive and went into the smoke filled house to try and rescue the family pet.  She is in the hospital this morning being treated for burns to her hands.

Right now the fire is still under investigation.

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