Residents of Building A at Queens Manor Apartments in Mayflower are displaced after what authorities suspect was an act of arson destroyed the building Saturday night.
The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office responded to the blaze shortly before 6:30 p.m. as local fire departments worked to extinguish the flames.
Chief Deputy Matt Rice said no injuries were reported Saturday night and that authorities believe arson could be the source of the flames. However, the investigation is ongoing and authorities have not yet confirmed what caused the structure fire.
"No injuries have been reported at this point," Rice told the Log Cabin Democrat on Saturday. "We suspect this was done intentionally."
Flames destroyed all 16 apartments in Building A. Rice said of the four apartment buildings at Queens Manor, Building A was the only one affected by the fire. One vehicle parked in front of Building A was also affected.
Authorities are awaiting for the burned rubble to cool so they can further their investigation.
Five local fire departments worked to extinguish the blazing fire Saturday.
Rice said the Red Cross was providing aid to displaced residents at Mayflower Elementary School.
The Log Cabin will continue following this story as more details are released.