Still standing

The Old Man mural painted on the south side of the structure that housed the four Forrest City businesses destroyed in last Thursday’s fire survived and is still visible. In the photo at right, a Happy Valentines Day sign rests in the rubble behind The Antique Rose, which was one of four businesses destroyed in the blaze. Antique Rose owner Sonya Poe said Friday that the business will be up and running for Valentine’s Day, if only temporarily, for what has become one of the busiest holidays of the year for florist and gift shops. Photo by Fred Conley.

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Fire origination located, cause still unknown - Forrest City Fire Department officials have determined where the fire that destroyed four Forrest City businesses started last week, but have yet to find out what actually started the blaze.

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