March 3, 2006 -- 11:30 pm CST
PARAGOULD - It was a fire that had traffic backed up for miles on Highway 49 in Paragould. And when we arrived at the scene, there wasn't much left to see.Paragould Firefighters were called to the scene of the Valley South Shopping Center around 5 p.m. to what originally started as a structural fire.
The shopping center had one apartment in the basement of the building. The resident was sleeping at the time, and awoke to find his apartment filled with smoke. Once on the scene, firefighters immediately began their attack.
Fire crews said they started to fight the flames from the inside, but were forced to attack from the exterior, due to the structure of the building and the extent of the fire. T
"Thank you for all the support for the last 17 years, and I will be back," says Cynthia Noblin, Special Moments Store Owner.