Izard County man dies in house fire

FRANKLIN, AR (KAIT) – A house fire claims the life of an Izard County man.

According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, deputies were dispatched to a residence on East Main Street in Franklin around 9 p.m. Friday.

The fire department was already on the scene when officers arrived.

Russell Wade Owens, 55, was in the home during the fire. He was pronounced dead at the Fulton County Hospital.

Lawrence said that it appears the fire started in the front bedroom of the house where Owens likely slept.

No one else was in the home at the time of the blaze.

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