Violent night in Blytheville

Violent night in Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday night around 11:30.

The incident occurred on 1st and Vine Streets, right next to the home where police discovered the body of Yuri McKeever.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they saw heavy fire coming from the porch and living room area.

Crews made their way into the home and were able to put out the fire

Blytheville Fire Chief Mike Carney said he has an idea of what happened after several residents approached him.

"All I can do is speculate on what we heard at the scene last night on some prior events throughout this neighborhood," Carney said. "I don't know anything to be facts from what I heard. But, like I said, you can't help but suspect that it is related."

No one was home at the time of the fire, but there are signs that it was intentionally set.

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