No one was injured in a fire Friday afternoon at an apartment complex in south Pine Bluff.
There was significant fire, water and smoke damage to the apartment where the fire started, but firefighters were able to keep it from spreading and the other seven apartments in the building only sustained limited smoke damage, said Lt. Harold Clark, spokesman for the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department.
Firefighters were called to the Village Green Apartments at 4321 S. Olive St. at 1 p.m. Friday when a resident in the apartment complex smelled smoke. No one was home inside apartment 100, where the fire was located, and the other complex residents were evacuated without incident. An apartment manager at the scene said that there are about two residents per apartment.
Firefighters initially believed the fire started in a laundry room around a dryer, but Clark said that Fire Marshal Capt. Fred Tisdale was not able to find enough evidence to conclusively rule that the dryer caused the fire. The fire was ruled unintentional and its cause undetermined, Clark said.