Monday fire destroys residence in Crossett

Crossett Fire Department firefighters battle a Monday blaze that destroyed a residence on the 600 block of West 10th Avenue.

A Crossett house went up in flames Monday evening after a resident unsuccessfully tried to contain a fire before calling the fire department.

Crews with the Crossett Fire Department responded to a fire in the 600 block of West 10th Avenue at approximately 6:40 p.m. Monday.

Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham said the resident told officials the fire started in a bedroom when a mattress ignited.

After trying to fight the flames himself, the resident contacted the CFD.

Crews arrived on scene at 6:43 p.m. to find the structure fully engaged in the fire.

The chief said firefighters had the blaze under control at approximately 8 p.m. and were finished at the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The structure was a total loss.

No further investigation will be conducted, Higginbotham said.

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