Hot Springs Police were quickly dispatched to the 300 Block of Main Street early one morning, last week, for the call of a house fire. HSPD Units got en route as HSPD 911 Dispatchers dispatched Hot Springs Fire assets to the scene.
Approximately 1 minute after getting the word, HSPD Officers told dispatch that flames were visible and to expedite the fire units. It took me approximately 5 minutes to get from Emory Street to the scene..approximately 1 mile away. When I arrived, at least 2 HSFD Fire Trucks were on scene and already shooting water at the fire. All you could see of the house was a huge ball of flame when I arrived. By the time I parked and walked approximately 100 feet to a safe spot by the police officers, HSFD Troops reduced that fireball to approximately 5% of it’s former glory. HSFD is SUPER fast.
The unconfirmed reports from a neighbor that I spoke with put the house vacant for at least a couple of days and should have been unoccupied, according to the witness (neighbor). Any possible injury in connection with this fire is unknown to me.
The street was blocked at this spot for at least 2 hours.
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