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.
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
NorthSide Baptist Church
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Gibson & Keith
Lucky’s Of Monticello
LifeShare No Date
Time & Temp
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Secure Storage 2
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.
Major damage was done to the back of the structure.
No structures were harmed, and only an estimated acre of weeds was damaged.
Photos provided by MLive readers.
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.
The building that was destroyed had housed the transmitters for KXSA radio, 103.1.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Allen Maxwell, in a recorded statement Monday morning, confirmed that Fire Chief Steven Faulkner had been placed on administrative leave, and an interim Fire Chief had been appointed. Today, a few more details have been released.
Mayor Allen Maxwell, in a recorded statement Monday morning, confirmed that Fire Chief Steven Faulkner has been placed on administrative leave, and an interim Fire Chief has been appointed, effective last Friday.
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.
Today is forecast to be Cooler than yesterday. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
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%.
Sunday 05/31 20%
High 77° / Low 64°
Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds light and variable.
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
Monticello Animal Clinic
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
4. DMH Home Health
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop