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Region 8 woman killed in house fire

Wanda Yates     Provided by Sharp County Sheriff's Dept. Wanda Yates Provided by Sharp County Sheriff's Dept.

ASH FLAT, AR (KAIT) – A Sharp County woman was killed in a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Ash Flat.

According to the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, the Ash Flat Fire Department was dispatch to a house fire around 4p.m. at 134 North Circle Drive.

When crews arrived, flames could be seen coming from the home. Shortly after arriving, firefighters found a body in the living room of the home.

Police have identified the body to be 68-year-old Wanda Yates of Ash Flat. Her husband Ronald Yates was also home at the time of the fire but he was able to escape.

Wanda Yates's body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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