FARMINGTON, Ark. (KFSM) — A Farmington dentist office was burglarized and set on fire late Monday (Sept. 9) night.
Employees at River Dental, 19 W. Main St. in Farmington, walked into a mess Tuesday morning. Flower pots were smashed, an exit sign was destroyed and items throughout the office were burned.
Farmington Police told employees the fire started about 11:20 p.m. Someone driving by saw the smoke and called 911. The fire was put out by Farmington firefighters, but police had trouble reaching employees of the office, so they went to the home of a doctor who works there.
"Me and the first engine arrived at the same time and our second engine arrived shortly after that and there was smoke coming from the eves so we knew we had a fire," said Farmington Fire Chief Mark Cunningham.
The doctor went to the office and waited for other employees to arrive.
Tracy Orr, one of the employees, said nothing appears to have been stolen.
"When you hear something happened or there was a fire or someone broke in or burglarized your workplace, when we walked in and actually saw it, it’s bad" Orr said.
Orr said the Fire Marshal gathered evidence from the scene for an investigation, but so far, they have no suspects, and they aren't sure how the fire or fires were started.
"This is our life. Our patients are our life. We put a lot of work into this clinic and into our patients," Orr said.