North Little Rock apartment fire leaves one woman dead, one officer injured

NLR police investigating fatal apartment fire

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One woman is dead and one North Little Rock police officer is injured after a fire at an apartment complex.

Saturday morning, police responded to a fire at EastGate housing. Police were told that there was possibly a person in a wheelchair still in the apartment.

Officers tried to enter the apartment, but the door was locked and they were unable to get in. The North Little Rock Fire Department arrived and was able to enter the apartment. They found a woman inside.

She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. One officer suffered non-life threatening injuries due to smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police have not released the cause of fire or the cause of death for the woman who was found inside the apartment. Stay with THV11 and THV11.com as this story develops.

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