3 people, dozens of pets escape house fire
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro fire officials say three people, along with multiple dogs and cats, escaped injury Monday morning when a fire tore through their home.
The fire was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the 4400 block of Janice Avenue off Highway 18.
Firefighters arriving at the scene reported seeing “smoke showing” from the roof and all around the house, according to dispatch.
Assistant Fire Chief Brett Bassham told K8 News’ Maddie Sexton that three people were inside the home, along with 10 cats and 2-3 dogs, when the fire started.
“One of the occupants of the home went back inside to rescue the animals,” Bassham said. “We were able to get them out before any harm came to them.”
All managed to get out safely, and there were no injuries.
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