PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – An overnight fire in Pine Bluff heavily damaged five different stores at a strip mall on East Harding.

Firefighters started battling the fire at the East Plaza Strip Mall around 4:30 Wednesday morning.

The flames were extinguished, but power was shut off to the area, and many of the surviving businesses have extensive water and smoke damage. The firefighters said the fire appeared to start at the East end of the building.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. No injuries were reported.

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