Fire claims building on Elaine Street in Benton

According to a witness, the owner of a building on Sunnyvale in Benton was raking and burning leaves when the wind picked up and blew a ball of leaves onto the building.

The witness said the man attempted to extinguish the fire via leaf blower, but was unsuccessful.

Among property lost was two boats.

Responding agencies were Benton Fire and Police Departments and Saline Memorial Hospital MedTran.