JFD: Union St. closed due to building collapse threat from fire - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JFD: Union St. closed due to building collapse threat from fire

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: Charles Tillman via Twitter) (Source: Charles Tillman via Twitter)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Jonesboro fire crews have worked through the night to fight a fire in Downtown Jonesboro.

The Jonesboro Fire Department continues to look into the blaze at 411 Union Street. Crews were called to the area Thursday night, and worked through Friday afternoon.

Crews are staying away from building due to a threat of collapse. According to Jonesboro Fire Chief Kevin Miller the fire is causing cracks in the wall of the structure. They are also concerned about the roof.

No injuries have been reported in the fire.

The stretch of Union Street outside of the building is closed off.

The first floor of the building houses Eden Spa Medical Spa & Boutique. The fire may have started from an apartment above the business.

The Craighead County Courthouse was closed Friday due to smoke and road closures.

According to Miller, the fire was contained to a single building.

Due to the structural integrity of the building, Miller said his crews continued to fight the fire from the outside. He said once hot spots are put out they will assess the building to see if it is structurally sound enough to send in firefighters.

"Right now we don't feel that the building is safe to enter and because of that its going to feel like it won't be safe to be in the immediate area around it," MIller said. "So we are going to have to coordinate area around it a collapse zone that will unfortunately involve part of Union Avenue. So we are going to have to close down Union Avenue temporarily."

Miller said he is not sure how long temporarily will be. 

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

Powered by Frankly