Latco Truss building in northwest Arkansas catches fire

ARRESTS ARE EXPECTED. WE WILL KEEP THIS TRACKING FOR YOU. NEW TONIGHT – FIRE DESTROYED A LUMBER COMPANY TODAY. LATCO TRUSS IS ON EAST PRIDEMORE DRIVE IN LINCOLN. 40/29’S JACOB MURPHY WAS THERE AND HAS MORE DETAILS ON THE FIRE…AND HOW THE COMPANY PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD. ACCORDING TO THE LINCOLN FIRE DEPARTMENT, THERE WAS ONE PERSON IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE BUT SHE HAD NO INJURIES. ((TAKE PKG)) “I heard someone say there was a fire. I got out and it was five minutes, and it was completely engulfed.” TODD ​​HAMILTON, OWNER OF LACTO TRUSS, WAS IN HIS OFFICE WHEN THE FIRE STARTED. TODD ​​HAMILTON // OWNER OF TRUSS LATCO “About 930 or so a fire started in the chipper building where we shred or scrap and 10 minutes later it was completely engulfed and it just went up, like dry grass.” THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED AT 11:30 PM. “No one was hurt. So obviously that’s, you know, that’s the biggest but it was pretty close to the building. And you know, there’s a 1,000 gallon propane tank right next to it. .” FIRE TEAMS FROM LINCOLN, FARMINGTON, PRAIRIE GROVE AND MORROW WERE ABLE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE FIRE TO OTHER PLANT BUILDINGS. “When you’re working with wood chips, it doesn’t take much to set it on fire. So probably move the building a bit further away from the building next time.” ((JACOB ON CAM)) AN INVESTIGATION IS ONGOI

Latco Truss building in Lincoln, Arkansas catches fire

A fire broke out Friday morning at the Latco Truss building in Lincoln, Arkansas, the city police department confirmed. The fire started around 9:30 a.m., the fire chief said. A person was inside the building at the time and was able to get out safely. “I heard someone say there was a fire and I got out and it took five minutes and it was completely engulfed,” Latco Truss owner Todd Hamilton said. Video posted to social media around 10 a.m. showed flames and black smoke rising into the air. The fire was under control by 11:30 a.m. Latco manufactures wooden roof and floor trusses. It is located just off Highway 62 in Lincoln, about a mile east of Lincoln High School.

A fire broke out Friday morning at the Latco Truss building in Lincoln, Arkansas, the city police department confirmed.

The fire broke out around 9:30 a.m., the fire chief said. One person was inside the building at the time and they were able to get out safely.

“I heard someone say there was a fire and I got out and it took five minutes and it was completely engulfed,” Latco Truss owner Todd Hamilton said.

A video posted on social networks around 10 a.m.showed flames and black smoke rising into the air.

The fire was brought under control at 11:30 a.m.

Latco manufactures wooden roof and floor trusses. It is located just off Highway 62 in Lincoln, about a mile east of Lincoln High School.

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