Three Firefighters Injured While Battling Blaze in Hoxie - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Hoxie, AR

Three Firefighters Injured While Battling Blaze in Hoxie

HOXIE, AR - Three firefighters have been injured during a six alarm fire in Hoxie at the Furniture and Appliances Now store.  One of the firemen fell from a ladder, one suffered from smoke inhalation, while the other was overcome with heat exhaustion.  At least two of the firefighters were taken to Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in nearby Walnut Ridge.

Firefighter John Simpkins, a captain with the Sedgwick Volunteer Fire Dept., is hospitalized in fair condition after being treated for heat exhaustion.  Firefighter William Blair, 38, a captain with the Hoxie Fire Dept., is in stable condition.

The first call about the fire came in at 9:07p.m. Tuesday night.  The store is located along U.S. Highway 67B.  Police at the scene tell K8 News the fire started on the back corner of the building and quickly spread.  Within a few minutes, the fire had destroyed nearly all of the building.  Firefighters from Hoxie, Walnut Ridge, Alicia, Portia, Sedgwick, Imboden and Black Rock all responded to scene. 

K8 News will have more on this story today as details become available.

To sign up for Breaking News Alerts from K8 News, click here.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-25 03:57:40 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-25 04:39:44 GMT
    Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

  • City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-25 04:15:44 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-25 04:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

Powered by Frankly