Fire destroys shop in Jackson County

Fire destroys shop in Jackson County
Firefighters spent their Sunday morning battling a fire in Diaz in Jackson County. (Source: Diaz Police Chief James Thompson)
Firefighters spent their Sunday morning battling a fire in Diaz in Jackson County. (Source: Diaz Police Chief James Thompson)
No one was hurt Sunday as firefighters put out a blaze at a shop area in Jackson County on Highway 18. (Source: Diaz Police Chief James Thompson)
No one was hurt Sunday as firefighters put out a blaze at a shop area in Jackson County on Highway 18. (Source: Diaz Police Chief James Thompson)
Crews worked Sunday to battle a blaze at a shop on Highway 18. (Source: Diaz Fire Department Facebook Page)
Crews worked Sunday to battle a blaze at a shop on Highway 18. (Source: Diaz Fire Department Facebook Page)
Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from a shop on Highway 18 Sunday in Diaz. (Source: Diaz Fire Department Facebook Page)
Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from a shop on Highway 18 Sunday in Diaz. (Source: Diaz Fire Department Facebook Page)

TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) - Firefighters spent several hours Sunday battling a blaze in Jackson County that completely destroyed a 10,000-square-foot shop.

Earlier Sunday, authorities had said Tuckerman, Jacksonport and Diaz firefighters battled the fire across from Skelton Electric.

According to Diaz Mayor Dwight Davis, firefighters went to the structure on Highway 18 around 9:20 a.m. Sunday to battle the fire. Davis said no one was hurt in the blaze and officials were not sure about the cause of the fire.

According to a Facebook post from the Diaz Fire Department, firefighters got to the scene and noticed heavy fire coming from the second floor.

Police then blocked off Highway 18/West Main Street in order to connect to a fire hydrant and later battled the blaze for four hours. However, the post noted that firefighters had to leave the area a couple of times due to several large explosions.

Diaz Police Chief James Thompson said the building was used as a storage shed and also had a living space.

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