Grain bin fire near Otwell now contained

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 9:19 AM CST
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OTWELL, Ark. (KAIT) – The excitement has died down at the scene of a grain bin fire near Otwell.

Earlier Wednesday morning, emergency crews were dispatched to the fire, located along Craighead County Road 448, according to Jonesboro and Craighead E-911 Dispatch.

According to crews on scene, the grain bin was flushed out with water to prevent any reignition. A small group of responders will stay on the scene to monitor the situation for a few hours.

The Valley View and Southridge Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the fire, and Jonesboro Fire Department is also provided a ladder truck.

We currently have no word on how the fire started or if anyone was injured.