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Arson suspected in historic Roundtop Filling Station fire

{}An Arkansas historic landmark has been damaged in an arson attempt, just days before it was set to reopen to the public.

According to the Sherwood Police Department, the exterior of the historic Roundtop Filling Station was damaged approximately 3:06 a.m. on Sunday, November 2 from the fire. The filling station had been vacant for decades, but the city has put about $50,000 toward restoring the building to its original state.{}

"All of us have put so much hard work and blood, sweat, and tears into saving this building. And to see it like this is very disheartening but to be honest with you it only strengths our resolve to see this project completed," said Sherwood History Committee Chairman Darrell Brown.

The renovations took two years to complete and a grand opening was scheduled for Friday, November 3.{}

Police have no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sherwood Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-834.8799.

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