At approximately 1:14 p.m. today, Russellville Fire Department units E1, E4, L1 and B1, under the command of Battalion Chief Brent Hamm, along with the Fire Marshal's office, responded to 3640 South Frankfort Ave on a reported grass fire threatening a structure.
Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed heavy fire and smoke coming from a pallet and tire processing yard, extending to a heavily wooded area. Firefighters initiated an aggressive attack utilizing pumper and aerial operations. Mutual aid was requested for the Arkansas Forestry Commission fire plow and three units from the Pottsville Fire Department. Firefighting operations are still underway at press time, however the fire is contained and under control.