Sheriff’s office searching for bridge arsonist

Sheriff’s office searching for bridge arsonist
A Northeast Arkansas bridge is closed indefinitely after someone set fire to it. (Source: Poinsett Co. Road Dept.)

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas bridge is closed indefinitely after someone set fire to it.

The Poinsett County Road Department reported Monday that sometime in the past weekend someone set fire to the bridge on Desmond Lake Road, near Lepanto.

Photos the department posted on social media show the fire left a gaping hole in the wooden bridge.

A Northeast Arkansas bridge is closed indefinitely after someone set fire to it.
A Northeast Arkansas bridge is closed indefinitely after someone set fire to it. (Source: Poinsett Co. Road Dept.)

The bridge will remain closed indefinitely.

Anyone with information on who set fire to the bridge should call the sheriff’s office at 870-578-4444.

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