Blaze kills woman at NLR apart­ment

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES - ARKANSAS ON­LINE

A woman died and an of­fi­cer was hos­pi­tal­ized after a fire at a North Lit­tle Rock apart­ment com­plex Satur­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said it hap­pened at East­gate Ter­race on East 19th Street.

Be­fore ar­riv­ing at the scene, of­fi­cers were told there may have been a per­son in a wheelchair inside the apart­ment. The door to the apart­ment was locked, Dedrick said, and of­fi­cers could not open it un­til North Lit­tle Rock fire­fight­ers ar­rived.

After the apart­ment was opened, a woman inside was taken to a hospi­tal, where she was pro­nounced dead.

Dedrick did not know the cause of death, and he said Satur­day that the woman’s name was not be­ing re­leased yet.

An of­fi­cer who in­haled smoke also was taken to a hospi­tal, but his con­di­tion was not thought to be life-threat­en­ing.

As of Satur­day, the cause of the fire was not known.

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