Jonesboro Police Dept. investigating overnight house fire

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating the cause of a house fire overnight.

According to the police report, crews were called out to the 800-block of Mays Road just before midnight on Tuesday.

Police say the residence back door had been forced open and the residence was burglarized.

The homeowner said that he had left to go to church then Wal Mart and when he left, everything in the house was fine, according to police.

Officers say the homeowner told them that when he was leaving his home, he saw a young black male wearing a red hat, white shirt, and red shorts walking west on Mays St.

No injuries were reported to police.

The fire started in the laundry room area of the home, according to the fire department.

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