Two occupants of a pickup truck escaped without injuries early Wednesday morning when the vehicle caught fire on Race Track Road close to where it turns into P. Reed Road. The occupants, according to a nearby resident, were a lady and young child.
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Acorn Fire Department was paged out a little after 7:30 a.m. Mena Fire Department also responded to provide mutual aid.
Firemen were on the scene shortly after the page went out but the vehicle was already fully engulfed in flames and they were unable to save it.
Race Track Road was blocked to traffic for a while until the ruins could be removed and road cleared of debris.
In addition to the Acorn Fire Department and Mena Fire Department, Polk County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, Mena Police, and Southwest EMS also responded.