Fire Destroys Former Church

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Springdale firefighters respond to a fire at an abandoned church Sunday on the northeast corner of Grove Avenue and Thompson Street in Springdale. All Springdale fire engines, trucks and ambulances responded to the fire except for one engine and one ambulance. A ladder truck from Fayetteville responded to the fire as well. The fire was first reported by a passing Springdale police officer who saw the smoke while on the way to another call. No injuries were reported, but rescue personnel were not able to enter the building because of the severity of the fire.

Fire officials haven’t determined what caused a blaze late Sunday at a vacant building on South Thompson Street that once served as a church.

Springdale church fire

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