WPFD and Lake Maumelle FD Fight Structure Fire on Jones Rd.

West Pulaski Fire Department with assistance from Lake Maumelle Fire Department fought to control a large structure fire in an unoccupied home in the Ferndale area. Home owners were out of town when a fire broke out and our department was summoned to the early morning incident on Jones Road.  Difficult access to the large home on a hilltop made fighting the fire a challenge as the fire fully engulfed the structure before firefighters arrived. The intensity of the fire made it impossible to save the house.  A neighbor heard an explosion then saw flames and called 911.  Assistant Chief Greg Brewer described the difficulty, “We’re probably 800 feet off the road back there to it. When you see it from the road burning there’s nothing you can do it’s already through the roof.” He continued, “We’re hauling water with tankers.  We’ve hauled in about 25,000 gallons so far.  This is a loss for this family and the firefighters who so desperately wanted to save the home.”

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