Just after 7 p.m. Monday night, January 10, the Appleton, Moreland, and Pea Ridge Fire Departments were dispatched to 1122 Mt. Zion Road West on a reported structure fire.
As firefighters checked en route to the fire, dispatch advised the responding departments that the 911 caller advised the structure was a mobile home, the occupants were out of the residence and “it was going quick.”
As firefighters responded to the address, they advised over the radio that they could see a large glow in sky in the area where to home was located.
Upon their arrival, they offered a size up of the scene to dispatch stating that heavy fire and smoke was exiting the home and it was fully involved.
At that time, dispatch toned the Hector Fire Department to provide tanker support and assistance in fighting the fire. Hector fire units checked en route and short time later, arrived on scene to assist the other mutual aid departments.
Firefighters made a fast attack on the growing flames that was consuming the residence as a portable pond was set up on the property and water shuttle efforts began.
Firefighters were advised that the closest hydrant to fill the tankers during the water transport efforts was located at Pine Street and State Highway 124.
Command on scene then requested the response of the Conway County Fire Department in order to provide additional support.
Firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours before the fire was determined to be under control. They continued their efforts attacking the fire from both the interior and exterior of the home and tankers continued their rotation in order to maintain an adequate water supply in the fight.
After some time, command on scene advised dispatch that the fire had been extinguished and overhaul efforts began.
At approximately 10 p.m., command began releasing the mutual aid departments and after fighting the fire for almost four hours, command was terminated and all fire departments returned to their stations.
The home was a total loss in the incident but property loss amounts are unknown.
No occupants or firefighters were injured in the call and at the time of this story, the cause of the fire is under investigation.
The attached photos and the following video were captured from the scene of the fire as firefighters fought the blaze Monday night.