Hempstead County
Sheriff's Office
Hope, Arkansas
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03/24/2017

Fire

Fire

 

On March 23, 2017 at approximately 1725 hours Deputy Landon Loe was dispatched to the 200 block of Hempstead 179 in reference to a camper on fire.

 

     Upon arrival, he made contact with Charles Butchbeck who stated that he was the owner of the farm. Charles stated that he was attempting to burn a round hay bale and an ember flew from the fire and ignited a nearby camper on his property.

 

Charles stated that after they noticed the top right of the camper was on fire, one of his farm hands then got into a backhoe and tore that part of the camper off in order to stop the spread of the fire. Deputy Loe noticed the fire had begun to spread slightly into the woods, but wasn't burning out of control. Guernsey Fire Department arrived on scene and handled the remainder of the incident.