Police & Fire

AFD responds to house fire

The cause of an Arkadelphia house fire was yet unknown late Wednesday.

At 8:26 p.m. on Oct. 19, the Arkadelphia Fire Department was dispatched to 225 N. 27th St. for a report of a structure fire. The blaze could be seen erupting from the attic area above the carport on the south side of the residence. The fire was soon doused upon firefighters’ arrival.

A resident was outside when the fire erupted, according to a relative of the tenant who reported the people living there were unharmed.

Multiple officials soon arrived on scene, as well as the homeowners of the rental property. The Caddo Valley Fire Department was also summoned to the scene.

Crews were still on scene at 9:30 p.m.

Check back later for more details as they become available.

Arkadelphia firefighters emerge on the scene of a house fire late Wednesday evening. | Joel Phelps/The Arkadelphian