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Cause of out of control Jonesboro fire confirmed

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 4:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2021 at 6:07 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A massive fire Monday afternoon sent black plumes of heavy smoke over south Jonesboro.

#BREAKING: Multiple fire departments responding to a large out of control brush fire just off of West Parker Road. Chris Carter - KAIT is on the scene.

Posted by Region 8 News on Monday, September 13, 2021

Around 3:45 p.m., multiple fire trucks, engines, and battalions responded to a fire in the 3100-block of West Parker Road.

Multiple crews responded Monday afternoon to a large fire on West Parker Road.
Multiple crews responded Monday afternoon to a large fire on West Parker Road.(KAIT-TV)

The Jonesboro Fire Department confirmed the fire started while someone was burning trash behind their building.

The fire then got out of hand as it spread to surrounding brush areas in the aftermath.

It’s contained, but firefighters are still hard at work.

Region 8 News has a crew at the scene and will update this story as details become available.

Multiple crews responded Monday afternoon to a large fire on West Parker Road.
Multiple crews responded Monday afternoon to a large fire on West Parker Road.(KAIT-TV)

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