Fire crews respond to explosion near Beaver Lake

Northwest Arkansas News

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Rogers Fire Department confirmed Saturday night that crews are responding to an explosion on Elzeys Road in Benton County.

Fire officials say one victim is being treated for burns and a structure on the scene collapsed as a result of the explosion.

Firefighters from multiple departments, including Avoca and Rogers, responded.

Once at the home, Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins says the home had already collapsed, so a specially trained task force had to be called.

He says explosions like this are rare, and it’ll take time to figure exactly what happened. “In time it will all get sorted out, but we’re just glad the victim made it out and we’re of course hoping for her continued healing and improvement,” Jenkins said.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/Fox 24 for updates.

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