A Pine Bluff firefighter was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after fighting a house fire. About 10 firefighters extinguished a blaze at a structure at 2100 West 24th Avenue in Pine Bluff. One firefighter was not feeling well after fighting the fire but was able to walk under his own power to a vehicle, where Battalion Chief Edward Pinkins Jr. drove him to see a doctor.
His condition was not known by press time. No other injuries were reported. An Entergy Arkansas employee came to the scene of the emergency and disconnected the electricity at the property. The structure was heavily damaged with part of its roof missing.
Some neighbors gathered to watch the blaze, and streets were closed in the neighborhood around the house as firefighters connected a hose to a hydrant about 300 feet away. Pinkins could not be reached for comment by press time. Other firefighters who battled the blaze declined to speak to a reporter because they were not authorized to do so in accordance with departmental policy.