Fire crews respond to house fire in Craighead Co.

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) – Up to three fire departments put out a house fire just north of Brookland.

According to Lt. James Merritt with the Brookland Fire Department, crews received the call of a residential fire on the 1200 block of CR 761 around 11:15 Thursday morning.

When firefighters arrived heavy smoke could be seen. Merritt said the fire started in the kitchen and went through the attic. It also moved outside the home and caused a grass fire which was put out quickly.

No one was in the home at the time and there were no injuries. It was too early to tell if the home was a complete loss, according to Merritt.

About 20 firefighters from Brookland, Philadelphia and South Greene County Fire Departments worked to put out the blaze.

The cause is still under investigation.

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