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Large fire reported at Craighead County business

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Craighead County business caught fire early Wednesday morning.

According to Jonesboro E911 Dispatch, crews were called to County Road 202, just west of Highway 49 in southern Craighead County.

When crews first arrived, flames were shooting from the top of a building at Asphalt Producers, Inc.

A deputy on the scene told Region 8 News the Valley View Fire Department quickly had the fire under control, but crews were concerned about several unidentified tanks on the property.

According to crews on the scene, the tanks are not marked and they can’t get in touch with the business owner to find out what is in the tanks.

Crews have set up a perimeter around the area to keep people away from the tanks.

The Office of Emergency Management was also called into assist in the investigation.

Expect updates throughout the morning on Good Morning Region 8.

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