Animals Perish in Vet Clinic Fire at Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (AP) - A Blytheville fire official says a blaze at a veterinarian's clinic just north of the Blytheville city limits has claimed the lives of about 40 animals.  Blytheville Fire Dept. Captain Rex Wilhite said the fire at Dr. B.R. Cato's clinic began a little after 1 a.m. this morning.

Wilhite said the building was fully aflame when firefighters arrived and trucks were on the scene for about four hours.

Cato's clinic provides medical services to small and large animals.

Region 8 News Reporter Will Carter is on the scene in Blytheville and will have more information on this story tonight on Region 8 News at 5:00 and Region 8 News at Six.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)