NORHT LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The victim’s name from Thursday night’s fire has been released.
The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Dannie Lee Webb.
Neighbors like Barbara Show said Webb was beloved by the community.
“He was just a good funny guy and everybody loved him,” Show said.
Every day Show looks out her window waiting to see Webb wave from his front door step.
“We always look out for each other out here,” Show said.
Webb was in a wheelchair and this was her way of checking in to make sure he was doing okay.
“Even before my husband passed away, he was supportive of me and that’s how I gave that back to him,” Show said.
Show said yesterday the door never opened and the friendly wave never came.
“I was constantly looking sitting right here looking and didn’t see anything,” Show said.
From one minute to the next, flames were shooting out of Webb’s house.
“It was already so engulfed you couldn’t open anything to try and get to him,” Show said.
She said almost every neighbor tried to help, but Webb never made it out.
“Everybody came out I mean everybody all up and down the streets came up because they were so concerned about him,” Show said.
She said this is a loss felt by all in this community.
“He was just a sweet loving guy. It’s devastating,” Show said.
North Little Rock fire officials say the fire started in the living room. They are still investigating the cause.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — One person is reported dead after a fire in North Little Rock, responders are on the scene.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
A spokesperson for the North Little Rock Fire Department confirms they were called to the fire in the 3900 block of Orange Street just before 7:00 p.m.
There is no word yet on the cause of the fire or the age of the deceased person.
We will have more details as they become available.