An investigation continues after a structure fire on Danville Mountain destroyed a vacant home.
At 6:49 a.m., Friday, October 4, the Danville Fire Department, Dutch Creek Fire Department, Belleville Fire Department and the Arkansas Forestry Commission were dispatched to a report of a structure fire located off of a private road on Danville Mountain just off of Highway 27 South.
Upon the arrival of fire companies, firefighters advised dispatch that the structure was fully involved. They began water shuttle efforts in order to establish a water supply to fight the fire.
Under the command of the Danville Fire Department, firefighters joined efforts in battling the blaze by executing a defensive attack on the growing flames exiting the home. Although the home was being consumed by the fire, firefighters worked to protect the property surrounding the home to prevent the fire from spreading into the woods.
As firefighters continued their efforts, the Arkansas Forestry Commission arrived on scene with a fire plow. Officials with the Forestry Commission then began creating a fire line with the plow to act as a barrier to prevent the fire from spreading into the heavily wooded area.
After battling the blaze throughout the morning hours, the fire was later determined to be under control and then extinguished.
Firefighters remained on scene until early Friday afternoon and after the fire was determined to be out, command was terminated and all fire companies returned to their stations.
At the time of the fire, the residence was vacant and power to the home had been disconnected. The home had been unoccupied for quite some time but was recently sold the Monday prior to the fire due to a foreclosure.
The home was a total loss in the incident but no injuries were sustained by firefighters.
At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.