A man died at an antique store in Gassville | Catch My Job


One person was killed and several buildings were damaged in a fire Sunday night in Gassville, according to fire officials.

Gassville Fire Chief Michael Glotzl said the fire department received a call shortly before 8 p.m. about a fire at an antique store in the 500 block of West Main Street. He said the building is a combination of residential and commercial buildings.

“The fire started from the back [of the antique building] and there are several buildings here,” Glotzl said. “The main structure was destroyed, the exposed buildings were saved.”

Glotzl said 10 fire departments and 70 firefighters were on the scene.

While several buildings “suffered some damage,” crews were able to save them, he said. According to the chief, the building that houses Montgomery Heating and Aire was also among those saved.

The crew left the scene around 1:30 a.m. on Monday.

Glotzl could not provide details about the person who died in the fire.

“That’s for the coroner and the Gassville police to decide, and a [state] crime lab for cause of death. We just literally don’t have those facts right now,” he said.

According to Glotzl, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire department requested assistance from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Mountain Home fire investigators and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.


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