Family escapes Craighead County fire

BAY, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home.

The fire happened early Monday morning on County Road 691 in Bay.

According to the Bay Fire Department, the original 911 call stated the fire was in the attic. Firefighters believe the fire originated with a wood stove and the chimney.

The home is a total loss.

A family of 5 was home at the time but all 5 people escaped with no injuries.

Firefighters said the weather played a factor in how they fought the fire. With the freezing temperatures and the wind, the water was beginning to freeze as soon as it touched a surface.

Along with the Bay Fire Department, the Lake City Fire Department and the Trumann Fire Department also responded to the fire.

At one time, more than 25 firefighters were on the scene.

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