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Vacant building destroyed, fire deemed suspicious

(Source: Newport Fire Dept. via Facebook) (Source: Newport Fire Dept. via Facebook)
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NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) -

An investigation is underway into an early-morning fire at a vacant building.

According to the Newport Fire Department, the fire happened before 1 a.m. Monday at a building on Front St. and Stecher St.

The fire was fully involved when the department arrived on scene. It was destroyed.

Newport FD tells Region 8 News they are investigating it as a suspicious fire.

The building was formally known as the White River Progressive Club, according to the department.

No injuries were reported.

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