PARAGOULD, Ark. (BNc) — A fire damaged one of the cottage houses on the campus of Children’s Homes of Paragould Thursday afternoon, according to the KAIT-8 website and BNc sources.

Firefighters got the call at 4:15 p.m., and on arrival smoke could be seen coming from the structure, which sustained damage to a bathroom, attic, and bedroom. No one was injured.

The residents of the damaged home will be housed in an empty cottage on the campus.

The Children’s Home is a Christian ministry established in 1955. It does not receive funds from the federal government, but depends upon donations from churches, Christians, and other sources.

Its mission is “to provide a substitute home for dependent and neglected children, and to restore the broken lives of children and families.” As a privately supported non-profit organization dedicated to caring for children in need through residential education care, foster care, and adoptive care, ten homes house up to six children on the campus.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us