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Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

Hay Baler & Field Fire, Contained by MFD

Monday, August 12th, 2013

025Saturday, around noon, a hay baler fire was reported on North Gabbert St.

The blaze quickly ignited the dry hay, laying below the baler, as fire began to spread.

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded, and quickly had the fire extinguished.

MFD Responds to Camper Fire

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

031Just before noon, Tuesday, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of a trailer fire on East Pope Street.

A camper trailer, which was being salvaged for recyclable materials had caught fire, and was full engulfed, as they arrived.

Damage was contained to the camper.

MFD Responds to Home Fire

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Around 2 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of a fire at this HWY 425 home.

Upon arrival, they were able to locate the fire, and contain it to the area of a ventilation fan motor.

The keyholder for the property complimented the Fire Dept. for their quick response and their ability to limit contain minor damage to only one room.

Fire on Bowser Road

Friday, July 12th, 2013

z fireThe Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the report of a structure fire on Bowser Road, around 3 pm, Thursday afternoon.zz fire

The shed seems to be a total loss.

Barber & Beauty, Bargains & Bows, Bookstore Building Burns

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

005 - CopyThe Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to a fire at the building next to Piggly Wiggly, Thursday morning, around 4:30.

002 - CopyThe building has been a home to many local business, from a barber and beauty shop, to a bookstore, and recently as a store for bargains and bows.

Major damage was done to the back of the structure.

Windy Hills Area Woods Fire

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

zzThe Monticello Fire Dept. and Arkansas Forestry Commission responded to a woods fire in the Windy Hills area of Old Hwy 13, Saturday afternoon, around 1 pm.zy

zxFire fighters battled the blaze, and had it contained, controlled, and extinguished in approximately an hour.

No structures were harmed, and only an estimated acre of weeds was damaged.

Photos provided by MLive readers.

MFD Responds to 7th Day Camp Road Fire

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

011Sunday afternoon around 4 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to the mobile home fire on Seventh Day Camp Road, of off Old Troy Road.

The cause was likely an electrical fire in the laundry area.  Fire damage was contained of the hallway, but smoke damage spread throughout the home.


MFD Extinguishes Attic Fire

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

zThe Monticello Fire Dept was paged to the report of a fire in the attic of a College Street home, Monday afternoon, just before 3 o’clock.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and the smoldering materials removed from the area..

The probable cause in fires like this is usually electrical.

Divers Fish Chevy Out of Lake Monticello

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Friday, around noon, the Monticello Fire & Rescue Dive Team was called to Lake Monticello, where a couple fishing were trying to load their boat onto its trailer.


Woman in Pond” Story Covered by Channels 4 & 16

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

The story of a local 89 year old lady that didn’t panic, but instead calmly fought to free herself after her scooter turned over, throwing her into the edge of a pond, has gained statewide attention, as she was interviewed by KARK’s Josh Berry, about her ordeal, and how she found out about the search.


Minor Fire at City Drug

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Around 8 pm Thursday night, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of smoke at City Drug, on E. Gaines Street.

Due to their quick response, only a box in the storage area was damaged.

Nikki Hood, co-owner of City Drug told MLive how much she appreciated the quick response of the local fire and police depts, and added that City Drug will open at 8 am, as usual, with breakfast and all services in full operation.


More Storm Photos

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Shown here is a Drew County Sheriff’s patrol car, which was damaged when a tree fell in it.

Pictured below are two MFD firemen responding to a call where a tree fell on power lines, causing a fire.  Two vehicle, driving in the blowing sheets of rain, collided with the tree, lying across the road.  No one was injured.

Both of these photos were included in the Good Morning America report.

Thanks to everyone who submitted storm damage photos to MLive to share with our readers.

Sunday Night Fire Destroys Shop

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Around 11  pm, Sunday night, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to the report of a shop on Florence Road.

The structure was fully engulfed, when Drew County Sheriff’s deputies arrived.

The fire destroyed the shop, and everything inside. including a truck, tools, and lawn mower.

Thursday Fire Destroys Home

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Thursday evening around  5 pm, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to battle a residence fire on HWY 35 East, just past the HWY 278 intersection.

The home appears to be a total loss.

No information was available about the cause of the fire.

Burning Leaves

Sunday, December 30th, 2012


Burning leaves.  Some folks hate it;  many folks do it.

This photo shows one of the larger “leaf piles” that we’ve seen in a while, on Oakland St.

If you burn leaves, please monitor the fire, and keep a water hose close at hand.

First Responder’s Christmas Day

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

While everyone else was celebrating Christmas day, our local First Responders were at work, serving the community, like they do every other day of the year.

Lacey – Ladelle Fire Dept. put out a fire at a work shed behind a HWY 425 home, Christmas Day.

MPD dispatched a Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy to a truck accident, Christmas Day. No one was reportedly injured.

C&L Electric crews worked to restore power on Valley Junction Road, after a tree fell, bringing down a power line.

Local Residence Destroyed by Early Morning Fire

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to a house fire at 5 am, this morning, to a residence on East Trotter St., near Jordan Park.

The fire seems to have started in the back of the residence, where the most damage was located.

Fire Near Crackerbox South

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Sunday night, for the second straight evening in a row, a fire was reported at or near a local convienence store.

Around 7 pm, a caller reported seeing a large fire in the old Town & Country area, behind the Crackierbox store.

Monticello Fire Dept. trucks quickly arrived, and put out the fire, which was reported to be a brush fire.

Monticello Weather

Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 05/30 50%
High 82° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 05/31 20%
High 77° / Low 64°
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds light and variable.

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