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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