City, county responders have busy weekend
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EOC leaves Cleveland to look for boaters stranded on the Mississippi River.
EOC leaves Cleveland to look for boaters stranded on the Mississippi River.
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Both county and city fire departments have had a busy few days.

The Bolivar County Fire Department and Shelby Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned trailer after 5 p.m. Monday at 502 ? Blake St. in Winstonville.

Shelby Fire Chief Eugene Daniels said no one was living in the trailer and he suspects the blaze was started maliciously.

No one was injured in the incident but the structure burned to the ground.

Crews were on scene for approximately an hour.

The Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a smoking stove around 11:30 a.m. on Monday at 1312 College St.

Cleveland Fire Inspector Gene Bishop said no one was injured and firefighters helped blow the smoke out of the house. No major damage was reported.

The CVFD also responded to a car fire just before 2:15 p.m. Monday outside of the Bolivar County Head Start CL-3 building on 506 N. Chrisman Ave.

Bishop said an oil leak caused the fire in the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue and the engine compartment was destroyed. No injuries were reported and the department quickly extinguished the flames.

In a separate incident, the Bolivar County EOC spent about three and a half hours Saturday rescuing duck hunters stranded on the Arkansas Shoot of the Mississippi River.

Bolivar County EMA Director Bill Quinton the call came in around 5:15 p.m. and the EOC and K-9 units responded.

The three hunters couldn't start their motor and were stuck on the Arkansas side of the river. All three were from Alabama.

Quinton said no one was injured but it was a difficult task trying to rescue them without allowing water into their boat.