Elderly Baxter County man dies in home fire

CLARKRIDGE, AR (KAIT) - An elderly Baxter County man has died after his home caught fire Thursday afternoon.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department, the fire killed 80 year old James Woods of Clarkridge.

Sheriff's deputies and the Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department were called to the fire shortly after 3 o'clock Thursday.

The home belonged to Woods and his sister, Mildred Rorie.

Rorie managed to escape and was sent to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

The home is a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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