Early Morn­ing Fire Dam­ages Home

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS -

PRAIRIE GROVE — A fire that broke out early Satur­day morn­ing in Prairie Grove de­stroyed most of a house at 305 N. Neal St.

Prairie Grove, Lin­coln and Farm­ing­ton fire depart­ments re­sponded to the house fire, called in by a neigh­bor around 3:44 a.m. When fire­fight­ers ar­rived, the garage area of the house was en­gulfed in flames, ac­cord­ing to Ja­son Brom­ley, Prairie Grove as­sis­tant fire chief.

The owner, Jackie Richensin, was taken by Cen­tral EMS to Wash­ing­ton Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure for smoke in­hala­tion. Ac­cord­ing to a friend at the scene, Richensin was sleep­ing in a bed­room on the other end of the house away from the garage.

Wash­ing­ton County Fire Mar­shal Tyler McCart­ney said the garage was de­stroyed and the rest of the house had smoke, heat or fire dam­age.

McCart­ney said the fire ap­peared to start in the garage. He said the cause was un­de­ter­mined and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was pend­ing.


Wash­ing­ton County Fire Mar­shal Tyler McCart­ney, left, and Justin Cox, as­sis­tant fire mar­shal, in­ves­ti­gate the cause of a house fire in Prairie Grove on Satur­day morn­ing.

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