A combination of very strong winds, falling temperatures and frozen precipitation will make Wednesday and Wednesday night dangerous for motorists. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow before ending late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Roads will be icy Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
04-22-04 - Fire officials say a morning house fire was started intentionally. When fire crews arrived on the scene in Cartwright around six this morning, the home was fully engulfed and was very close to burning a neighbor's home too.
The home, located on the 500 block of Persimmon Street, is a complete loss. Authorities say the homeowner was out of state when the fire broke out. It’s not clear whether that person still lived in the residence or if the utilities were disconnected.
The flames came very close to a neighbor’s home - at one time just ten yards away. However, fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading.
So far authorities have no suspects in the arson.
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