Two local fire departments called out to burning homes - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Two local fire departments called out to burning homes

 JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Fire Department was called out to a house fire Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire started when something went wrong with the heating system.

JFD Battalion Chief, Marty Hamrick, said take every precaution when it comes to heating your home and using appliances.

"Still a lot of cooking fires but with space heaters and stuff of that nature, we see an increase because people are running them more," said Hamrick.

If you do use a space heater make sure you are aware of your surroundings.

"Have them away from any combustibles," said Hamrick. "Don't put blankets around them and keep a lot of space around them."

When you are using fire for anything in your home, make sure it's out before you leave and that you have your chimney's cleaned before use.

"With candles and that sort of thing use common sense," said Hamrick. "With chimney's if you're using wood burning or a gas fire place, make sure they are clean."

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Oro Valley woman injured in javelina attack

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-03-30 05:19:21 GMT
    (Source: AZGFD.net)(Source: AZGFD.net)

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

    An Oro Valley woman was bitten by a javelina while walking her dog late last week, authorities said.

  • Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:23:00 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:52 GMT
    Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

  • Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:13:53 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

Powered by Frankly