Fire Chief Shawn Howell said they have started responding to more fires recently due to weather changes


With the recent changes in the weather that resulted in many residents switching from cooling their homes to heating them. Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief Shauwn Howell said Friday his department has responded to a few more calls that resulted from the changes.

Appearing on the Oldies 1013 morning show, Howell said there have been fires in vacant or abandoned buildings In this exchange with morning show host Greg Horne)

Horne told Howell he probably had more of an issue with fires like that than chiefs in comparably sized cities because of the number of abandoned buildings in Pine Bluff.