Shed fire

A fire in a small shed had the Forrest City Fire Department working at 1126 East Broadway on Wednesday. The call for the fire came in at about 1 p.m. and the cause of the fire is not known. Lt. Jeremy Sharp soaks the shed to control the fire. Photo by Alan Smith.

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