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House fire in Trumann causes truck to explode

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

A late night house fire in Region 8 destroyed a home and caused others to have to evacuate. 

It was around 1 a.m. on Sunday when neighbors said they heard a loud boom on North Ozark Avenue in Trumann. 

The home located at 612 N. Ozark caught fire.

Trumann Chief of Police Chad Henson said it wasn’t the house that exploded, but actually a truck.

The truck was sitting very close to the home and the flames spread to the truck, causing it to explode.

Henson said that was more than likely the loud boom many residents heard.

Kierra Corter lives next door to the home that caught fire.

She said she was evacuated from her home because fire crews were worried the flames might spread. 

Corter said she was luckily the only one home at the time. 

“Somebody was banging on the door and I was getting ready, getting dressed, and I came out and I seen the fire and he told me I only had 2 minutes to get my stuff and get out of the house,” Corter said.

Corter said she got out of the house as fast as she could with her most precious belongings, but luckily her home was ok.

It received minor damage on the side closest to the fire. 

She said she could feel the heat from the flames when she ran outside and believes it had to have been extremely hot because it melted the siding off part of her home.

The man who lived inside the home was able to get out safely, but said he has nothing left.  

The Trumann Fire Department said no one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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