Paragould firefighters investigating apartment fire

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – The Paragould Fire Department is on the scene of an apartment fire on North 7th Street.

According to the Paragould Fire Department, the original call came in of a house fire but when crews arrived it turned out to be an apartment building.

Firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen area of one of the apartments, and the couple inside the apartment were able to make it out without injuries.

Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the structure when crews arrived.

Paragould Fire Chief Kevin Lang told Region 8 News that the center apartment suffered heavy damage, and the others only suffered light smoke damage.

Region 8 News has a crew at the scene and will have more updates as soon as they become available.

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