All Seasons inn / Daffodil Cottage Fire
At 8:27 P.M. on July 17, 2006, fire engines from Eureka Springs Fire Department were dispatched to a reported fire at the rear of the All Seasons Inn on Spring Street. First arriving firefighters found a fire rapidly climbing the back three stories of the All Seasons Inn. Assistant Chief Bob Pettus established command and ordered a five inch supply line to be laid from the fire hydrant at Spring and Howell Streets.
The fire extended to the neighboring Daffodil Cottage on the north side of the All Seasons Inn. Due to the magnitude of the fire ESFD called for mutual aid assistance from numerous neighboring fire departments. Firefighters had to be constantly rotated out of the fire scene due to the high temperature of the July evening. Eleven fire departments assisted ESFD including Holiday Island, Berryville, Green Forest, Grassy Knob, Inspiration Point, South Carroll County, Smyrna, Round Mountain, Huntsville, and Forum-Alabam. A total of 63 firefighters were used to combat the blaze. A Green Forest engine stood by in Eureka Springs to cover additional calls.
The fire rekindled almost immediately and kept exhausted firefighters hopping for almost 24 hours.
The cause of the fire was revealed to be a pile of cleaning rags stored at the rear of the All Seasons Inn.