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Sugarloaf Waste Water Treatment Facility Fire


Sheriff Roy Martin reports that on April 26, 2023 at 9:02 P.M. the Boone County 911 call center received notification that the Sugarloaf Waste Water Treatment facility, located in Diamond City, AR was on fire.  Diamond City, Lead Hill and Bergman Fire Departments responded along with Diamond City Police Chief Troy Burleson. The fire was contained and extinguished due to the outstanding efforts by the three local fire departments and their volunteer fire fighters.


Chief Burleson contacted the Boone County Sheriff's Office for assistance in the investigation of the fire. Boone County Investigators responded and began the fire investigation, being led by Harrison Fire Department Chief Marc Lowery. The investigation resulted with evidence that suggested that the fire was intentionally set. Through the course of the criminal investigation, two juvenile suspects were identified.


On August 16, 2023 Sheriff Martin said as a result of the joint investigation with Diamond City Police, investigators have arrested two juvenile suspects as being responsible for the Arson at the Sugarloaf Waste Treatment Facility. Investigators believe the juveniles involved may also be responsible for additional residential Arson's and residential Break In's in the area