12:30 A.M. Monday | Texarkana, Arkansas fire units were dispatched to the Mixing Department of Cooper Tire at 3500 Washington Street.
The initial radio dispatch advised that the sprinklers for Mixer Number 4 had activated, and there was a lot of smoke inside.
Firefighters were quickly on scene and reported that the fire was out. Truck 5 and Engine 2 were returned to service shortly after that. Minutes later fire command advised that there was still a fire on the roof and the trucks needed to return.
Firefighters accessed the roof of the facility using the ladder on Truck 5 and reported there was a small amount of smoke coming from the vent stacks from the dust collectors.
A Texas fire unit was dispatched to the scene by request of Arkansas fire command to stand by and provide mutual aid if needed.
According to radio communications, it sounded as if the fire was contained to a mixing unit and not in danger of spreading throughout the plant.
As of 2:55 A.M. radio traffic reports that all fires were extinguished and most fire units were back in service.