Fire at Newport pharmacy rekindles; firefighters on scene

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – Firefighters are back on the scene of a fire that broke out at a Newport pharmacy.

According to the Newport Fire Department, Darling Pharmacy is on fire again. Firefighters could see heavy smoke pouring from the already damaged structure when they approached.

The fire is located in the back of the building.Firefighters are on scene and police are asking motorist to avoid the area if possible while crews work to extinguish the flames again.

Darling Pharmacy, located on 1303 McLain St., caught fire early Friday morning. Mayor David Stewart says the outside of the building suffered little fire damage, but the inside suffered heavy smoke damage.

Investigators say the fire may have started due to an electrical problem. No one has given word on if anyone was in building when the fire began.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as soon as they become

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