House fire linked to man’s death


A Pine Bluff man died at a Little Rock hospital in late September after a fire at his house on the north side of the city.

Billy Bigham, 54, died Sept. 28, nearly a week after the fire at 2311 Gilbert St., said Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services Lt. Harold Clark.

Clark said Bigham was out of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene Sept. 22 and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, then to Little Rock.

The fire was determined to be accidental.