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Girl, 14, dies after fire at Forrest City apartment

The girl was a student at Forrest City High School, and officials say guidance counselors will be available to students. (MGN){ }


FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) -- Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has died after an apartment fire in eastern Arkansas.

Police say the fire happened early Friday at an apartment in Forrest City, about 85 miles (136 kilometers) east of Little Rock. Jonesboro television station KAIT reports that the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The girl was a student at Forrest City High School, and officials say guidance counselors will be available to students.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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