Officials: Early morning house fire appears 'suspicious’

Jonesboro E-911 Dispatch confirmed crews responded to a house fire early Friday morning.
Jonesboro E-911 Dispatch confirmed crews responded to a house fire early Friday morning.(KAIT)
Published: May. 3, 2019 at 6:52 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Calling it “suspicious,” Jonesboro fire officials want to know why a vacant house without electricity or other utilities went up in flames.

Around 4:50 a.m. Jonesboro firefighters responded to a house fire on Gant Street, just off Kitchen, according to Jonesboro E-911 Dispatch.

First responders at the scene confirmed heavy smoke coming from the building.

The fire caused significant damage to the home; however, officials tell us the house was empty.

They haven’t released any other details.

Region 8 News has a crew at the scene and will have a live report at 6 on Good Morning Region 8.

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