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Woman dies in Hardy house fire

HARDY, AR (KAIT) – A Sharp County woman died in a house fire Friday afternoon.

Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose says the body of Patricia Arms, 67, was found in her home on East Cope Street.  Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the doors, windows, and eaves of the house.  A neighbor had been yelling and knocking on the doors of the home to get Arms' attention.  She never responded.  

Multiple firefighters, wearing protective equipment, went into the home, grabbed Arms' body in the living room and brought her to the front porch where she was pronounced dead.  

Her body will be taken to the state medical examiner's office in Little Rock for autopsy.  Chief Rose says they believe the fire started in the kitchen area around the center of the home. 

One of the responders was cut on his arm and hand when he entered the home and was sent to a Pocahontas hospital for treatment.  His injuries are said to be minor.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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