Russellville Fire Chief Billy Poole said both fires were some of the hottest he has experienced.
“The fires were so hot we had to send one of our firefighters – Terry Milam – to the hospital,” said Poole.
The city’s fire department was called out to the warehouse fire first at approximately 3 a.m. The warehouse, according to chief Poole, is owned by the Stuart family and served as storage to three occupants.
“This was a very explosive fire,” said Poole due to the flammable contents that were in the building. It took the fire department till dawn to put the fire out. While fighting the warehouse inferno, the department was called out to yet another fire at Winston Funeral Home soon after.
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