PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- The fire at NoArk Enterprises was extinguished Friday night. Fire officials do not suspect foul play.
A full investigation into how the fire started is now underway.
North Little Rock Deputy Fire Marshal Dustin Free says the business had just closed for the day when two employees waiting outside heard a loud explosion.
They say within minutes they saw flames and smoke and called 911.
About 10 emergency agencies were on scene to help fight the flames that started around 4:30 Friday afternoon.
The business manufactures styrofoam products which helped fuel the fire, officials say.
“That’s where all the black heavy smoke is coming from and it’s making it a little bit difficult for our firefighters to keep control of it because of how hot it burns and how fast it spreads,” Free said.
No one was injured. No evacuations were made other than one construction business near the building.
Those living in the area were asked to shelter in place, which has been lifted.
PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- Pulaski County firefighters are working to put out a fire at a business.
It appears to be happening at NoArk Enterprises, which manufactures Foam-Control brand products for insulation applications, geofoam, protective packaging, original equipment manufacturers and residential and commercial building products, according to its website.
We’ll have more on this developing story as it becomes available.