Jonesboro home destroyed in Sunday morning fire

Jonesboro home destroyed in Sunday morning fire

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Emergency crews responded to a fire early Sunday morning that left significant damage to a Jonesboro home.

Fire crews responded to the fire in the 300-block of South Culberhouse around 5:55 a.m.

According to the Jonesboro Fire Department, there was heavy flames and smoke coming from two sides of the house and the roof when crews arrived on scene.

One man was inside the house when the fire started. He is who called dispatch to report it.

The man was not injured in the fire.

Region 8 News spoke to the homeowner off camera Sunday.

He said that he woke up to a "loud bang" and ran to a neighbor's house to call for help when he saw the fire.

When the neighbor didn't answer the door, he ran back into the burning house to grab his cell phone and wallet. He was then able to call 911.

There was "significant damage to the home and its contents," according to JFD.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the homeowner.

He said he is thankful he was able to make it out of the house.

He told a Region 8 News reporter that he is not sure yet where he will be staying until he can find a new place to live.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the man said he believes it started from the furnace.

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