Police: House fire may have been work of arsonist

Police: House fire may have been work of arsonist

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say an early morning house fire may have been the work of an arsonist.

While responding to a possible breaking and entering report at a laundromat on East Nettleton, a Jonesboro police officer reportedly saw a fully-involved house fire at 2210 Clark Street.

A next door neighbor told the officer he "heard a loud bang and the sound of breaking glass."

It was at that time the man said he noticed a man in a black hoodie run from the home and get into a white Chevy Impala, the initial incident report stated.

A short time later the man stated he heard a "crackling sound." He saw that the house next door was on fire and called 911.

Due to the nature of the incident, an arson investigator with the Jonesboro Fire Department was called to the scene.

While at the scene of the burned out house several hours later, the home's owner told officers that several items—including a dresser, recliner and a safe--were missing.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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