Abandoned apartment building fire under investigation

Apartment fire investigated as arson

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An abandoned apartment fire in Jonesboro is being investigated as arson.

A Jonesboro police report lists a 21-year-old white male as a suspect in the case.

Police released no other identifying information about the suspect.

The fire started around 8 a.m. Monday, April 19, in the 1400-block of West Huntington, according to E911 Director Jeff Presley. When crews arrived, they found “heavy smoke showing” from the buildings.

Police blocked the roadway while crews worked to put out the flames.

According to fire officials on the scene, the apartments are abandoned and no one was hurt.

Fire Marshal Jason Wills is investigating the cause of the fire.

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