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Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

Firemen Rescue Puppy from Burning Apartment Building

Friday, December 6th, 2013

024When the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the Turtle Creek Apt. fire, Thursday morning, they had no idea that a miniture Dachshund puppy was inside of one of the two apartments.025

026The pet’s owner, Ms. Raquella, when she realized that her apartment was filling with smoke, and possibly fire, told the firefighters, who were able to enter her apt., and remove the pet-carrier that little Mylia was waiting in.

Raquella is shown here, seconds after being re-united with her puppy, and them later, after they had both had an opportunity to

Really “Hot Tub”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

znThe Monticello Fire Dept. recently responded to the report of a hot tub fire, in the Mason Hill community.

The blaze, believed to be an electrical fire, was quickly extinguished.

Trailer Catches Fire from Yard Burning

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

zbWednesday afternoon, around 1:30, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to put out a mobile home fire, that had started from a nearby fire in the yard.

It appeared that only minor damage was done to the trailer, thanks to the quick response of the first responders, who arrived at the Griffith St. address.

MFD Moves Into New Fire Station

Monday, October 21st, 2013

015 017The Monticello Fire Dept. has moved into its new Central Fire Station on Wood Street.

The new station has 3 bays for fire trucks, and even holds the long ladder truck, which was stored outside at the UAM station.z


Burn Ban Continues

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

007Drew County Deputies and Monticello Fire Dept. firefighters were called to this rubbish fire, Monday afternoon, when the helpful workers forgot about the burn ban, and the fire got larger than expected.

The burn ban that is in effect for Drew County HAS NOT been cancelled, due to Friday night’s rain.

Please do not burn any items, until it is cancelled by the county judge and Forestry Commission.

Fox 16 Interviews Mike from Woods Fire

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Sunday afternoon, KARK/KLRT’s Jocelyn Tovar inerviewed Mike Fritts, who was trapped inside of Thursday’s wildfire.

As the report states, Mike will get to meet Ms. Gail and other emergency staff members, which he credits with saving his life, today, in a meeting set up by MLive.

Check back later for that video.

Forestry Commission & MFD Battle Grass/Woods Fire, on 1st Day after Burn Ban

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

038Just before 1 pm, Tuesday, an out of control fire was reported on Old Warren Road, where small fires that were burning stumps reportedly caught a nearby wooded area on fire.

025The Monticello Fire Dept and Arkanssa Forestry Commission. battled the blaze, until it was extinguished.

A countywide burn ban went into effect on Monday.

County Judge Robert Akin and OEM’s Michael Frisby, along with DCSO deputies, also were at the scene.


3 Fires at Same Time in Drew County

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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001Between 5-7 pm, Sunday, there were 3 diffeent fires burning in rural area of Drew County, Sunday afternoon.

The first blase reportede was in the Valley & Greenill Fire Depts. area.  They responded and put out the fire.

Next was a clear cut grass fire alonh HWY 35 West near the Cleveland County line.  Rock Springs and Pansy firefighters were paged out to extinguish the fire, and the Arkanssa Forestry Commission sent a plow to keep the hot spots from spreading.

Collins-Cominto’s fire dept. also was busy, battling a barn firem on HWY 35 east.

Our appreciation goes out to the Drew County Firefighters.


Tractor Starts Fire – Destroys Truck, Trailer, & Shed

Saturday, August 24th, 2013


Around 6 pm, Friday evening, a tractor fire, spread to the shed where it was parked.

The tractor, shed, a 1969 Ford pick-up, and a trailer were destroyed.

The Monticello Fire Dept. was paged to scene, but the flames had already spread to the rest of the structure.

MFD Responds to House Fire

Saturday, August 24th, 2013


Around 11 pm, Tuesday, this home at the intersection of Jackson and Shelton Streets was destroyed by fire.

The Monticello Fire Dept. responded to battle the fire, but the home was engulfed when they were called.

Photo courtesy of MLive reader.


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.

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