CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) - Several fire departments responded to a house fire in Cave Springs on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 27), according to the Lowell Fire Department fire chief.
The Cave Springs, Lowell, Rogers, Springdale and Highfill Fire Departments were called to the home in the 100 block of East Johnson Avenue around 4 p.m., Lowell Fire Chief Mike Morris said. The family was not home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.
Morris said when firefighters arrived on scene there was smoke coming out from under the eaves of the roof. He believes the fire started in the center of the home in a bathroom and then traveled through the wall into the attic.
Tammy Roughton lives across the street from the home, and said she called her neighbors' parents to let them know the bad news.
"I said you need to tell them to get home, their house is on fire, and she kind of went into panic mode," Roughton said.
Roughton said fire crews were on scene for several hours. Investigators said the home is a total loss.
"It is just heartbreaking, it really is heartbreaking, I wouldn't know what to do if it was us," Roughton said.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire, but said Friday it could have been started by faulty wires . Morris said the family who lived in the house has relatives in the area and will likely be staying with them in the meantime.