Early Morning Fire Damages Home
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.