Massive fire causes traffic delays in Bentonville


BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — UPDATE: Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Bentonville will be closed all of Wednesday, December 4, according to the Bentonville Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Boydston.


Traffic is backed up in all directions near 5th Street and J Street in Bentonville due to a massive plant fire, according to an IDRIVE Arkansas map.

The delays are due to a fire that happened at 1900 E. Central Avenue in Bentonville shortly after 12 p.m., Wednesday, December 4.

All four schools now have power:

  • Washington Jr. High (as of 1:24 p.m. power has been restored)
  • Apple Glen Elementary
  • Old High Middle
  • R.E. Baker Elementary

City of Bentonville Spokesperson Debbie Griffin said no injuries have been reported.

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