Joint ef­fort

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

Fire­fight­ers hose off a build­ing Fri­day dur­ing a joint re­sponse be­tween Ben­tonville, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge and Cen­ter­ton fire de­part­ments for an elec­tri­cal fire at Spanker Creek Auc­tion Ser­vice at 3500 N.E. A St. in Ben­tonville. Ben­ton County fire mar­shal Marc Trollinger said the fire ap­peared to start around the elec­tri­cal ser­vice con­nec­tion at the back of the build­ing, though the fire is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. There were no in­juries, he said, and dam­age was pri­mar­ily on the ex­te­rior of the build­ing, though the in­te­rior sus­tained some smoke dam­age. Deputy Chief Cur­tis Sharp with the Ben­tonville Fire Depart­ment said that, ini­tially, there was some trou­ble get­ting the elec­tric­ity shut off, which caused some con­cern, par­tic­u­larly with a metal build­ing. Be­cause of the lack of hy­drants, he said, wa­ter was brought to the site and pumped into a con­tain­ment sys­tem (pic­tured), from which the main pump truck drew its wa­ter sup­ply. “Looks like the fire started around the elec­tri­cal ser­vice on the back of the build­ing.”

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/KEITH BRYANT

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