House Fire at Gordon and 4th Streets in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A single mother and her four children are homeless after a fire races through their Jonesboro rental house.

No one was home when Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the call just before 11 Monday morning. When they arrived the found the house at 314 4th street engulfed in flames.

Firefighters struggled putting out the flames because of the construction of the house, "it's tongue and groove, not traditional sheet rock, so you've got board on top on another. It's been added on to with ceiling on top of ceiling and roof on top of roof with fire between," said Capt. Brett Winstead of the Jonesboro Fire Department.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.