Warren Fire Department burns dilapidated house on N. Myrtle for training and clean-up purposes

Warren Fire Department burns dilapidated house on N. Myrtle for training and clean-up purposes

Last week the Warren Fire Department assisted with City efforts to clean up dilapidated property as ordered by the City Council by burning a large two-story house on the west side of N. Myrtle Street. It is the second house in that area to be burned for cleanup purposes. The Department not only provided a…

House fire in Banks leaves one family in need, donations requested

House fire in Banks leaves one family in need, donations requested

According to Banks town officials, the Banks Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire during the storms Tuesday evening. “The home was a total loss.” The residents were able to escape the blaze, but lost everything. They are requesting assistance from the community to help the family get back on their feet. Items needed…

City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

City Council votes to enter lease for new sanitation trucks(Full April meeting video and report)

WARREN, Ark. – The Warren City Council met Monday evening, April 11, 2022 for their regular monthly meeting. City Clerk Helen Boswell reported that sales tax was up in the City 15 percent over the same period in 2021. Hugh Quimby was re-appointed to the Warren Housing Authority Board for another five-year term. Brook Harris…

PotlatchDeltic makes donation towards new Warren fire truck(Report, photos, and video)

PotlatchDeltic makes donation towards new Warren fire truck(Report, photos, and video)

The City of Warren officially unveiled its new fire truck, Engine 6, which is now housed at the Warren Fire Department on Alabama Street in Warren, Monday, April 11, 2022, with members of the Warren City Council, Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington, Warren Fire Chief Chuck Moore, as well as other members of the Warren Fire…

Warren High School fire may have originated near a thermostat

Warren High School fire may have originated near a thermostat

According to a release from the Warren School District, the fire that happened Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in the Auxiliary Gym “possibly originated at a thermostat.” The investigation is still underway to determine the exact cause. “We are awaiting more in depth conclusions from the investigators,” the statement reads. More info will be provided as…

Students hold prayer service in wake of High School fire

Students hold prayer service in wake of High School fire

Around 100 students and adults gathered in the parking lot of Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium Friday morning to pray for their fellow classmates, for Warren School District staff and administration, and to give thanks for the community’s firefighters and their efforts to suppress the Wednesday evening blaze at Warren High. The prayer event was organized…

Update: Warren High fire was contained to the auxiliary gym, but there is smoke damage throughout+more info

Update: Warren High fire was contained to the auxiliary gym, but there is smoke damage throughout+more info

WARREN, Ark. – The morning after a disastrous fire at Warren High School, Superintendent Bryan Cornish, WHS Principal Tiffany Gathen and Fire Chief Chuck Moore were on scene surveying the damage. Cornish said it was too early to tell if any of the building would be usable. He said two ABM custodian service workers were…

Car crashes into railroad sign on Martin Street in Warren Saturday night

Car crashes into railroad sign on Martin Street in Warren Saturday night

WARREN, Ark. – A red convertible crashed at the railroad crossing on Martin Street in Warren Saturday night, March 26, 2022 at around 8:15 p.m, totaling the vehicle and damaging a railroad sign. Warren Police Department officers say that preliminary information indicates the driver of the convertible was driving south on Martin Street when the…

Shaun Henderson named Warren Firefighter of the Year at Annual WFD Ball

Shaun Henderson named Warren Firefighter of the Year at Annual WFD Ball

WARREN, Ark. – The annual Warren Fire Department Firemen’s Ball was held Saturday at Warren Country Club. The fundraiser helps raise money for equipment. A steak dinner was served and an auction conducted by Mike Nichols raised about $10,000 by itself. A DJ provided music. Awards were highlighted by presentation of the Firefighter of the…

Massive wood mill fire in Dallas County Sunday evening

Massive wood mill fire in Dallas County Sunday evening

CARTHAGE, Ark. – Emergency crews in Dallas County responded to a report of an explosion and subsequent fire at a commercial structure in Carthage, Arkansas around 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening, February 20, 2022. The fire reportedly broke out at Idaho Timber, a major employer in the Carthage community. The “first arriving units quickly requested additional…

Lighthouse Church moving to 104 East Cedar for services after fire

Lighthouse Church moving to 104 East Cedar for services after fire

WARREN, Ark. – Officials with the ATF(Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) were on scene Monday, February 7, 2022 for a routine examination of the remains of the Lighthouse Church building which burned during the very early morning hours of Thursday, February 3. No cause of the fire has been determined as of yet.…