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Structural Damage Estimated at $4M in Little Rock Apartment Complex Fire

City fire officials estimate damage to contents at $600-thousand.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Little Rock has left an estimated $4-million in structural damage. Thirty-four units were destroyed in the blaze, leaving a total of 135 people without their homes.

That's according to fire officials still on the scene this morning several hours after the blaze broke out at the Forest Place Apartments on North University Avenue.

Those officials tell Fox 16 News that a damage estimate to contents totals $600-thousand.

The fire was reported around 12:30. There were some minor injuries as residents made their escape from the flames. The rest of the complex was also evacuated as a precaution, sending about 250 people outside.

An emergency shelter for residents has been set up by the Red Cross at the Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, just a few blocks from the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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