An historic Nashville business was heavily damaged by a massive Friday night fire. Ivan Smith’s Southwest Furniture was reported on fire around 9:00 pm. As Nashville Police officers arrived on scene, calls went out to area fire departments to assist the Nashville Fire Department. Among the volunteer fire departments responding were Saratoga, Mineral Springs, Yancy, Bingen, Countyline, Center Point and Nathan. Other assistance was being provided by the Nashville Police Department, Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Nashville Street Department and Howard County Office of Emergency Management. Firemen set up portable water dump tanks in the street to allow fire department water tenders to dump water to feed the many pumper trucks on scene. Known for years as Southwest Arkansas Furniture on Furniture Corner, the company advertised it had been in business since 1945.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Canaday and Eli Howard. News source courtesy of Saratogaarkdigest.webs.com