By JOEL PHELPS | The Arkadelphian
Arkadelphia authorities on Friday are piecing together a charred puzzle after two homes were destroyed in overnight fires.
Although police aren’t yet releasing details, two separate cases of arson, both dated Jan. 27, were filed at the Arkadelphia Police Department. No details are available in those reports as they are sealed as felony investigations.
What we do know is that three fire agencies were summoned shortly after midnight Friday to a duplex fire at 400 S. 11th St. Less than an hour later and three blocks away, firefighters were dispatched to a single wide mobile home on fire at 1427 Lincoln St.
Aside from a neighbor at the duplex, no residents were present at either of the targeted locations, police said Friday morning. Police Chief Jason “Shorty” Jackson told The Arkadelphian that it is believed the two structure fires are related.
No arrest had been made at the time of this writing. “We don’t think there’s a threat to the public at large at this point,” Jackson said.
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